Emergency Washing Stations
Accidental splashes or spills can result in eye contact with chemicals. Certain operations and chemicals require an eyewash station or even an emergency shower station to be close by in case of an incident.
Information in this module will help you to:
- Identify processes that require an eyewash station or emergency shower
- Where to locate this safety equipment; and
- Identify what specifications they should meet.
- Worksafe Bulletin
- Eye injury Statistics
- What percent of Eyewash Stations Do Not Meet the Standards?
- Specifications for Eyewash Stations
- Specification for Emergency Showers
- Specifications for Drench Hose
- Temperature of Water provided by Emergency Washing Equipment
- Operations That Typically Require Eyewash Stations
- Criteria for needing an Eyewash Station
- Where to Locate Eyewash Stations
- How to Properly use an Eyewash Station
- How long should eyes be flushed?
- Inspection Checklist and Sign Off Log
- Eyewash stations in Freezing Conditions
- Flow Alarms
- Eyewash bottles
- Portable Eyewash Stations
- Worker Education
- Most Common Violations for Emergency Washing Stations
- Real Life Example
- How to Test Shower Flowrate
- Comparison of Flowrates
- Other factors to consider