From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Shower and Eyewash Temperatures
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 10:14:56 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 7B186E12-8257-47ED-9894-F66881EEC1C0**At_Symbol_Here**

> A few weeks ago I was instructing students on flushing eyewash and safety shower and noticed the shower was scalding hot.

Another facility situation that I have is that the plumbing for the eyewashes and showers are routed through an electric room which is quite warm. The water that was sitting in the pipes in the electrical room between flushes can come out quite warm; the warmer water will pass through the system in time, but the first 3 or 4 minutes of a flush delivers uncomfortable water.

Another example of how lab architecture can create interesting safety concerns....

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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