My advise is to call your equivalent at the local hospital.
My bet is that OSHA has already discussed this with them.
I know hospitals that had to move their units because they didn't
Henry Boyter, Jr., PhD
Director of EHS Services
Institute of Textile Technology
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From: "John P. Marcus" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:03 AM
Subject: Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer
> We are considering installing dispensers of alcohol based hand sanitizer
> (such as Purell) throughout our University campus buildings. These
> products are considered flammable as they generally contain more than 60%
> alcohol. I am looking for any practices regarding the placement of these
> dispensers, such as only installing them in sprinklered buildings, or
> quantity limits. Also any specific storage requirements such as quantity
> limits and fire separation of storage areas..
> The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recently received NFPA's
> permission to allow installation in sprinklered health care occupancies,
> providing the corridors are at least six feet wide and there is no less
> than four feet between dispensers. We still have some unsprinklered
> buildings and narrower corridors, mostly business with some assembly
> occupancies rather than health care. Your thoughts appreciated.
> John P. Marcus, CFPS
> Safety Program Specialist
> University of Vermont
> Department of Risk Management
> 622 Main Street
> Burlington, VT 05405
> Tel: (802) 656-3242
> Fax: (802) 656-8682
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