Emergency Eye Wash Stations
Emergency eye wash stations are required for work environments that may expose employees to harmful chemicals. Though all proper precautions may be taken to prevent chemical exposure, accidents can still happen. Eye wash stations are designed to immediately flush contaminants out of the eyes after exposure. They should be located near high-risk areas and should have the ability to be activated immediately.
In addition to emergency eye wash stations, some work environments require the installation of drench showers for treating chemical exposure to other areas of the body. These showers will provide a larger volume of water than eye wash stations and can be used to rinse the entire body as well as clothing. Shower options include plumbed showers, self-contained showers, and hand-held drench hoses.
Proper maintenance of eye wash stations and showers is essential. They should be tested weekly to ensure all parts are functioning properly and also to flush water through the system so that contaminants do not accumulate. Whether you are dealing with portable gravity-fed stations, wall mount stations, drench showers, or hand-held drench hoses, nozzles must be cleaned and mounted correctly. All models must have nozzle caps to prevent foreign matter from building up in nozzle areas. Nozzle caps should also separate from nozzles automatically upon activation.
All Safety Products, Inc., carries a complete selection of eye wash stations, drench showers, and portable equipment. In the portable equipment department, we offer personal eye wash bottles. These can be can be used to flush eyes immediately while en route to an eye wash station. Every second counts when it comes to preventing chemical eye injuries.