We have the same situation at my institution and are still moving labs into the new building. What device do you have for testing the showers and purchased from where?
Thank you to all who have responded with suggestions.
Regina J. Cody
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Telephone : 301-286-3782
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Margaret Rakas
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 3:57 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Rec's for Spill Berms/Safety Showers?
You know the story...new science building, lots of code-meeting safety showers, and of course there are no floor drains....
I can buy spill berms...but does anyone have any other/better responses to what to do when the shower is actually used (not just testing, we've got a device for that). My understanding is a huge amount of water gushes out, for 15-20 minutes, and I'm assuming the potential for leaks in the floor below is another issue that needs to be dealt with. Luckily, in my time here we've only had one occasion when the shower was needed, and that was in our 'old' building, but--I'd rather plan ahead. What DO you do with the water while you're waiting for the hazmat response/cleanup team to arrive?
So if anyone has a recommendation or a "this is what happened to us" story that I could learn from...
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Northampton, MA. 01063