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What are the guidelines for location of an emergency shower or eyewash station in proximity to electrical equipment and enclosures?

Question asked by wgrayg on Apr 3, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2018 by chiefns830

What are the guidelines for location of an emergency shower or eyewash station in proximity to electrical equipment and enclosures?

Is the location as it exists dry, damp or wet type (NFPA70 NEC2017 100)?  Will the installation of an emergency shower or eyewash station change the location type ? 
NFPA70 NEC2017 406.9C, 410.10D, 424.12B nicely addresses bathroom shower/tub electrical clearances.

Emergency showers are more of a problem than eyewash stations because the spray and splashing potential is greater though both need guidance.  Guidance is needed for installation into both new and existing locations.

Often there is a conflict or coordination issue amongst building trades especially where there are space constraints for co-located electrical equipment and emergency showers or eyewash stations.

Researching this question results in lots of opinion and back and forth about various codes but nothing definitive.  Something similar to what exists with regards to shower/tub clearances would be most helpful.

thanks,

grayg

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