Tepid Water

SPONSORED BY EEMAX - Tepid Water is directed to the commercial safety eye wash, face wash and drench shower systems (labs, schools, medical, manufacturing, chemicals). Considering the vast number of situations that involve handling hazardous chemicals and materials during the normal course of business, architects need to be acutely aware of the impact on infrastructure design and specifications surrounding emergency equipment. Understanding the minimum requirements for compliance that is dictated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a crucial first step in this design process. In addition an understanding of tepid water, as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) code Z358.1, and methods for best practices in the delivery of tepid water, will help the architect to design a more effective and efficient building infrastructure that is required to support any necessary emergency equipment. This session presents current OSHA and ANSI standards as they relate to tepid water, with an overview and comparison of current water heating technologies.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

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AIA 1.0 LU/HSW through Eemax

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151(c) Medical Services & First Aid and ANSI Z358.1 standards
  • Explain the risks and dangers of non-compliance to these standards
  • Explain the importance of tepid water to an emergency response situation, the risk and danger of scald as well as hypothermia
  • Compare methods of compliance and develop best practices for selecting a water heating solution based on the application and overall system design

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