Did you know that, according to a 2005 OSHA report, 784 citations were issued to companies that did not have eyewash stations in near proximity to employees? Or that another 1,124 citations were issued to companies that did not provide employees with hazard information and training?
Non-compliance with emergency eyewash safety standards is a serious issue in today’s workplace. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this lack of compliance contributes to a reported 2,000 injured U.S. workers each day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that eye injuries lead to 37,000 missed days of work and more than $300 million per year in related costs.