Our emergency drench showers and portable eyewash stations are offered with mounting brackets to easily fit within your existing platform system and provide a wash station near the source of potential hazards.
EMERGENCY EYEWASHES / SHOWER EQUIPMENT AND THE ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 – 2014 STANDARD
Are you aware that ANSI guidelines state that Eye Wash/Drench Showers need to be located 10 seconds or 55’ from contaminates or hazardous materials? And they should be on the same horizontal plane, with no obstructions? Long or short! And if bottom loading/unloading and additional shower should be located at grade as well.
While ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 is considered a voluntary standard, OSHA often uses it as a guide when inspecting facilities. As a result, this standard has gained significant importance within in the safety industry; and, by not complying with the standard, OSHA may elect to impose site penalties.
In addition, these units must dispense tepid water. Tepid is defined as “A flushing fluid temperature conductive to promoting a minimum 15-minute irrigation period @ 60 to 100 degrees F (16-38 degrees C)”. Generally, temperatures higher than 100 degrees F may cause chemical interactions with the skin and cause further damage, and at 60 degrees and below hypothermia becomes a concern.