In an effort to establish minimum performance and use requirements for emergency eyewash and shower equipment, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) created industry standard ANSI Z358.1 in 1981.
Most emergency shower and eye/face wash installations across North America do not comply with signifi cant code provisions, even though the most recent ANSI Z358.1 Standard released in 2009. Exposure to risks associated with non-compliance increase significantly for companies that have not yet upgraded their emergency eyewashes and showers.
Every year thousands of eye injuries occur in
the workplace. Throughout the past few years,
stringent regulation and an ever-growing concern
for the health and well-being of employees has
brought advancements in processes, safety procedures,
and first aid protocols to treat the injured.