Safety Showers & Eye Washes
A workplace can be a hazardous place. No matter how many precautions employees take, accidents sometimes happen. In these situations quick action is essential, and if the incident involves a hazardous material, using a safety shower or eyewash can be extremely important. Our training products on Safety Showers and Eye Washes review for employees situations where safety showers and eye washes should be used, as well as how to properly use them. The topics included in the materials are the types of showers and eye washes, how to operate showers and eye washes correctly, chemical splashes, appropriate shower and eye wash techniques, first aid plus many more topics!
OSHA Mandates that facilities for drenching or flushing the eyes be provided in the work area for immediate emergency use. To promote this quick use, emergency shower and eye wash stations should be located in well-lit areas and should be indicated with readily observable signs. Employees should be trained in their locations, the importance of not obstructing the pathways to them plus how and when to use them. It's also very important that no objects be placed in the pathway where they would obstruct and delay an unassisted, potentially blinded person who needs to reach emergency facilities.