I've heard variations of that ADA argument from design teams who don't want to do something. Irritating, to say the least.
I can go either way on floor drains. What I will not accept is no drain for the eyewashes and I've been pretty successful getting them retrofitted here. The argument Margaret makes is excellent.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Councilor and Programming Co-Chair
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU]
On Behalf Of Melissa Anderson
Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:21 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety Showers, Drains and ADA Compliance
We're working with architects right now to plan out chem labs for a new science building. We've asked for drains under the safety showers and were told that wouldn't be possible because in order to be ADA compliant and have drains, the safety showers would take up too much space- has anyone encountered such an argument?
(Note, we're extremely constrained on space due to some very complicated politics I won't go into here, so making the labs bigger is not an option.)
Pasadena City College
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