From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:36:45 -0500
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It's not an easy conversion if they are meeting the more recent Z358 standard which required a hot/col mixing system in the plumbing.  So it should be an easy read on the plumbing plans.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab

Is it possible the drawing for a fountain eyewashes became misinterpreted for drinking water fountains? Could your builder replace them eyewashes?


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From:        Michael Hojjatie <mhojjatie**At_Symbol_Here**TKINET.COM>
To:        DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
Date:        11/14/2014 12:37 PM
Subject:        [DCHAS-L] Drinking Fountain in the Lab
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We are in the process of building a new Lab and it is almost ready for occupation.
The Lab designer has put two drinking fountains in the Lab. I believe this is not allowed per OSHA's Laboratory Standards, however, the discussion is that "there is minimum chance of chemical contamination" with these drinking fountains. I have requested the removal of these, but it would be costly at this point. I have two questions:
Are the drinking fountains allowed in the Lab area?
Is it OK to shut down the water source at this point and leave the fountains there?
I appreciate the expert opinions on this subject.
Michael Hojjatie, Ph.D.  

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