Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:46:37 -0400
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From: "Shiel, Dan" <dan.shiel**At_Symbol_Here**PFIZER.COM>
Subject: Re: GFCI's and requirements for locating near safety showers,
and/or Sinks. . .
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Hi Angelo:


Here are a few excerpts from NFPA that should help:


NFPA 70, Article 210 requires GFCIs in these locations (I left out items (1)-(4) as they are not applicable to  labs):


(5) Sinks — where receptacles are installed within 1.8 m

(6 ft) of the outside edge of the sink.

Exception No. 1 to (5): In industrial laboratories, receptacles

used to supply equipment where removal of power

would introduce a greater hazard shall be permitted to be

installed without GFCI protection.

Exception No. 2 to (5): For receptacles located in patient

bed locations of general care or critical care areas of

health care facilities other than those covered under

210.8(B)(1), GFCI protection shall not be required.

(6) Indoor wet locations

(7) Locker rooms with associated showering facilities

(8) Garages, service bays, and similar areas where electrical

diagnostic equipment, electrical hand tools, or portable

lighting equipment are to be used




NFPA 45 has the following regarding fume hood electrical devices:


8.8.4* Electrical Devices. In installations where services and controls are within

the hood, additional electrical disconnects shall be located

within 15m(50 ft) of the hood and shall be accessible and clearly

marked. If electrical receptacles are located external to the

hood, no additional electrical disconnect shall be required.

(See 5.6.1.)







Dan Shiel, MBA, CSP, CHMM

Director, Risk & Quality Management Services

Pfizer La Jolla/ GO R&D West

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San Diego, CA 92121


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Angelo T Chinni
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:50 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] GFCI's and requirements for locating near safety showers, and/or Sinks. . .



(Please forgive me if this is a repeat question. . .)

I am sending a request to the group for assistance in locating any U.S.  regulations, design standards, codes with regard to providing Ground Fault Circuit Interuptor  (GFCI) protection (in Laboratories) for electrical outlets located within the vicinity of eyewashes, and/or sinks.  Additionally, are laboratory fume hoods (with water and drains supplied) provided with such protection (in addition to emergency power shut-off switches).  

I would appreciate hearing from this group's experience.

Any history, background or references would be much appreciated.  Please reply directly to chinniat**At_Symbol_Here**



Angelo T. Chinni, CIH, CSP
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