From: Tracy D. Harvey <tdy**At_Symbol_Here**UW.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower Installation
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:28:35 +0000
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We have many showers with no drain, although obviously not ideal. That said, I think I would not consider a swinging door an obstruction.

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On Mar 11, 2015, at 9:21 AM, "Reuter,Mike - Dairy One" <Mike.Reuter**At_Symbol_Here**DAIRYONE.ONMICROSOFT.COM> wrote:

Good afternoon,


Quick query.  We have a new building with labs under construction and near the final phases.  Ammonium Hydroxide (corrosive) will be used in a ventilation hood in one of the lab rooms.  There is a sink mounted eyewash planned but I just found out that no provisions were made for a safety shower.  This has now been brought to the attention of the construction group but unfortunately there is no floor drain in that lab room and it’s beyond the point where one could be installed.  The group is suggesting a location for the shower that is accessible within 5 seconds of where the chemical will be used but the individual would have to proceed through a swinging door.  Under ANSI Z358.1 a door is considered an obstruction for corrosive hazards.  Would a swinging door still be considered an obstruction?  Any advice would be great.






Michael J. Reuter

Forage Lab Chemist

Health and Safety Director


Dairy One

730 Warren Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 1-607-257-1272, ext. 2166

Fax: 1-607-257-1350

email: mike.reuter**At_Symbol_Here**


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