Re: Lab Safety Shower Standard?

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From:Phyllis Davie <>
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     The document you want is ANSI Z358.1-1990 (there may be a more 
recent revision).  This is from the American National Standards 
Institute, Inc., and is titled, "American National Standard for Emergency 
Eyewash anad Shower Equipment".  You can contact ANSI by phone at 
(212)642-4900, or visit their website at
     Alternately, you could contact the vendors/manufacturers of the 
safety showers, and ask them for advice.  They have to comply with 
whatever standards exist, and in many cases, will list which standard 
applies to any individual piece of equipment they make.
     However, if what you want is a regulation saying whether or not you 
need a safety shower at all, I'm not sure, but I would guess that what 
you want is 29CFR part 1910, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), or possibly your local fire department.

All the above is assuming you are in the USA.

Good Luck

Phyllis Davie

>Does anyone know the regulation for having a safety shower installed in the 
>histolab? Who? What? Where?
>Dave Kemler, HT (ASCP)
>SPL Laboratories
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