From: "Sigmann, Sammye" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] APPA Requesting Comment on Reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z-358.1 Eyewash and Shower Standard with no Revision - Due March 27
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:33:34 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Dear Members -

If you were able to attend the webinar March 13th on the ANSI/ISEA Z-358.1 Eyewash/Shower standard update - thank you for your interest.å To summarize, at this point the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is looking to simply reaffirm the standard with no revisions.å In order to do this and maintain ANSI co-authoring, they need stakeholder consensus. APPA Leadership in Educational Facillities, a stakeholder, is looking for input from others as to whether or not they should recommend "reaffirmation" or "revision" for ANSI/ISEA Z-358.1.

Among other things, reaffirmation without revision means that there will be no updates or consideration given for consistency with ADA regs, floor drain guidance, performance based testing, the use of the word "tepid" (which means 104 F to a plumber).

Billie Zidek from APPA has created a webpage with links to relevant materials - including the recorded webinar from March 13th as well as the comments that were provided to ISEA in December 2016 about items that should be considered in the revision.å Please review the materials at

Billie would like comments from others who would like to see the standard updated by March 27th. To assist you with the process, we have created a webpage on the CHAS site with a template letter to use.å
Please fill in your name and organization as needed and email to Billie Zidekå <Billie**At_Symbol_Here**>.å She is hoping to hear from as many folks as possible.

Thanks you in advance and please feel free to email me <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**> or Mary Beth Kosa <mbkoza2**At_Symbol_Here**> know if you have any questions about this.



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Samuella B. Sigmann, MS, NRCC-CHO

Immediate Past Chair, ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety, 2020

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