From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower Installation
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:54:33 -0400
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From what I understand from the standard there must be no way the swinging door can be locked and it must swing in the direction of the pathway.  If it is capable of being locked, that's not good enough as I see it. 
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

-----Original Message-----
From: CHEATOM, WAKEELAH <wcheatom**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Sent: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower Installation

Hi Mike,

    The company I currently work for does not have floor drains for
the safety showers. This confused me since my last job (in another state) were
required to have them. Since as we know laws vary from area to area, the current
county my company is in does not allow you to have a drain for the safety
shower. If you have not done so already, check your local regulations on the
matter. It may turn out that you can not have one in the first place. I would
also like to point out that at my previous job the safety shower was located in
the hall, not in each individual lab. We worked with some pretty hazardous
materials too. We also had swinging doors to access the hallway. The shower was
accessible within 10 seconds from every room. Just a little tidbit of info. Hope
this helps you out.

Wakeelah Cheatom

Associate Scientist

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List
[dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Reuter,Mike - Dairy One
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:06
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Shower

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
Health and Safety Director

Dairy One
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY
Phone: 1-607-257-1272, ext. 2166
Fax: 1-607-257-1350

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