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Emergency Showers required in Labs??

Question asked by anna.booth on Feb 21, 2017

My coworker and I  were told by new Lab Director that neither Joint Commission or the Lab Accreditation Board require emergency showers in Labs. Before I agree to remove an existing one, I checked NFPA 99 2005 edition and they were required and it explained why. My coworker opened his copy of 2012 NFPA 99 and there's no mention of emergency showers in Labs. First, is that the new policy - no emergency showers in labs? and Second, why?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Anna Booth