Eyewash and Equipment
If your employees deal with harsh chemicals, then installing an eye wash station and equipment in accessible locations of your facility is a must. Keep in mind that the first 10 to 15 seconds of exposure to caustic substances can drastically affect the gravity of the injury. ANSI Z358.1-2009 Standard (Emergency Eyewash Station Requirements) can guide you on how to properly put up portable eyewash stations and drench showers per government standards. Do not forget to follow the manufacturers instructions on using, maintaining and repairing your eyewash equipment for maximum benefits.Install emergency eyewash equipment to flush harmful chemicals out of the eyes.