From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Shower/Eyewash Station Audible and Visible Alarms
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:15:00 +0000
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My facility manager created a very nice shower test rig here:  http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/safety/files/chemistry-safety-vol2-issue1.pdf

 

The shower curtain-like set-up on a pole was purchased commercially – the bottom is weighted to keep it inside the bucket.

 

We don't test to “30 gallons/minute” – that's the plumbing shop's responsibility in their annual inspection.

 

FWIW,

Debbie

 

Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis

(530)754-7964

(530)304-6728

dmdecker@ucdavis.edu

 

Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

 

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They do make safety shower testing kits, on wheels even.  See http://www.enconsafety.com/en/parts-and-accessories/testing-equipment/mobile-shower-test-assembly/stu1,%20stu2/, though I prefer that the chute have a rod on it because I am short.

 

 

Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan – Flint

 

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