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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] lab remodel with chemical safety in mind
Date: October 19, 2012 3:11:12 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
One Class D unit is a very good idea. Even if flammable metals or pyrophorics are not in use currently, they could be 2-3 years down the road, and this way you'd be ready.
"Eyewash stations". Plumbed in, yes. Bottled kits or mounted on the regular faucet, no. There are all kinds of different designs you can go with around a sink - see http://www.safetyemporium.com/ILPI_Site/WebPagesUS/safety/eyewash.htm
for examples (Disclaimer; my company web site), I like the automatic swing-down and swing away models. "Each sink" is probably overkill.
You will also want to think about Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) with respect to eyewashes ("barrier free" models) as well as the lab/bench design itself.
Even in this age of mobile technology, consider a landline telephone for emergencies.
Layout is important - make sure safety equipment is not obstructed or likely to be obstructed.
Security is safety consideration, too.
Gas cylinder racking.
Barret mentioned breakers that were not labeled - ouch, that's a code requirement that the electrical inspector should have caught; makes you wonder what else he missed.
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On Oct 19, 2012, at 12:29 PM, Strode, Kyle wrote:
We are in the planning stages for a remodel of an existing engineering lab into a chemistry undergraduate research laboratory. How should the room be outfitted in terms of chemical safety considerations?
ABC Fire extinguisher (do we need a D?)
Eyewash stations at each sink
Shower just outside the door (already in place)
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