[Histonet] Emergency showers in Lab
asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Tue Dec 13 10:12:49 CST 2005
Forget the regs: think about your own skin!
Sulfuric or nitric acid will do serious damage faster than you can
undress. If you handle either, you need a shower.
If you ever use an open flame, you need a shower. Showers not only
extinguish burning clothing; they also cool the skin underneath, thus
reducing the severity of the burn.
You should also have an eyewash station next to the shower. Keep the
water in the eyewash station clean by flushing it once a week. Even if you
wear goggles, eyewash stations are handy for washing the face around the
goggles after a splash. (Making colloidal iron solutions or opening a hot
container of decloaking buffer involves a spatter risk.)
My shower and eyewash are next to my fume hood, where I use my nasty
Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jill Cox
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 10:49 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Emergency showers in Lab
Just wondering if anyone knows about regs for an emergency shower in a
Pathology lab? I can't find anything in CAP checklist or OSHA on this. Is
there somewhere else I can look? Who all has showers? Thanks in advance,
Jill Cox HT (ASCP)
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