The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) produces the American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, ANSI Z358.1, to establish uniform minimum performance and use requirements.
The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment for even a few seconds may cause serious, permanent injury.
For chemical exposures and splashes, you need more protection than the use of goggles, face shields and other PPE. Showers and eyewashes are a necessary backup in an emergency to minimize effects of chemical contamination.
For guidance, use the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Z358.1-2014 emergency equipment standard.
Emergency eyewash systems and drench showers should be easy to access and readily available with tepid water. But as many safety facility managers will attest, these potentially life-saving fixtures aren’t always easy to provide in locations where they are required.
Bradley Corp. offers complimentary safety shower and eyewash system site surveys conducted by Bradley factory-trained field specialists.
For more than 10 years, facilities throughout U.S. and Canada have looked to Bradley Corp.’s safety professionals to help keep their operations compliant. Bradley conducts over 1,000 of these informative on-site surveys per year with customers and non-customers alike.
When designing and laying out the piping loop for a recirculating tepid water system for a series of emergency showers, there are a number of important items to consider to maximize the performance and minimize the cost of the required tepid water delivery system.
In the event of an emergency, facilities must be prepared to respond to various potential dangers or crises. Facilities that work with caustic materials are required by OSHA to provide suitable facilities for quick flushing of the eyes, face and/or body.
Look carefully at plant operations. Inspect all work areas, access routes, and equipment for hazards to eyes. Study eye accident and injury reports. Identify operations and areas the present eye hazards.
Uncorrected vision problems can cause accidents. Provide vision testing during routine employee physical exams.
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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z358.1 calls for primary stations to be located within a 10-second unobstructed path of the chemical and capable of delivering a 15-minute flush to both eyes with tepid fluid.