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FREE Live Webinar: Answers About ANSI Z358.1: Are You Compliant?
Register now for the last “Answers About ANSI” webinar of the year to gain insightful knowledge and receive answers on ANSI requirements from safety-industry expert, Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated. In this webinar, you’ll learn the significant requirements of ANSI Z358.1 for emergency eyewashes and showers, tepid water requirements, and how to test for compliance. What: Webinar – “Answers About […]
Preparation: The Best Guard to an Emergency
Do you know the protocol to flushing hazardous chemicals off of your body in an emergency? It’s always a good rule of thumb to be knowledgeable on how to properly execute safety shower and eyewash performance in an emergency situation. Take the time to get to know the mechanics of the emergency equipment in your […]
Things to Consider When Choosing Emergency Showers and Eyewashes
By Jim Schneider, Plumbing Engineer Magazine In many work environments, properly installed and utilized emergency fixtures can mean the difference between a minor injury and a major injury or worse. When health and safety is on the line, it’s important to make sure all necessary considerations are taken into account when facilities are being designed […]
ANSI Z358.1 FAQ: What is the Weekly Test vs. the Annual Test?
Are you unsure of when you should test the emergency showers and eyewashes in your facility? Do you know the difference between the weekly and annual testing requirements? In certain cases, a full 15-minute drench period is not required, however it is important to know what is required on a weekly basis versus annually. ACTIVATE WEEKLY Per the […]
Safety Tip: The Importance of Tempered Water for Victim Comfort
In the morning before hopping into the shower, you may overestimate how low your body temperature is and turn the shower dial to the hottest that it will reach. You then step your entire body into the water and react to the scalding hot water by stepping away from the water, and turning the dial […]
WEBINAR: Refresher Course on How to Test Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes
We are hosting a FREE webinar this Thursday, October 23rd, on ANSI Z358.1 that will cover the requirements for your emergency eyewashes, eye/face washes, and showers to ensure compliance with the standard. Not only will we cover the significant requirements, we will also have a live Q&A session to where your ANSI Z358.1 questions will be […]
Safety Tip: Product Suitability
Is your facility in need for new emergency equipment? Before investing the time and money in buying new equipment, it is critical that the correct product is sought after. Perhaps you work at a chemical plant and the risk of hazardous chemicals to be splashed in the facial area is high. The best solution in this case is an […]
ANSI Z358.1 FAQ’S: eyewash or eye/face wash? OSHA or ANSI?
Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™, is our go-to expert for questions on ANSI Z358.1. For your quick reference, Casey has responded to your most frequently asked questions to help you stay up-to-date on ANSI compliance. What is the difference between an eye/face wash and just an eyewash? An eyewash is specific to eyes, and the water […]
Safety Tip: Equipment Location Installation – Defining Obstructions
If it only takes a single hop, skip, or jump to get to a piece of emergency equipment from any location in your workplace, your workplace is in compliance with one of the ANSI Z358.1 requirements. A walk to the nearest emergency equipment location should total less than 10 seconds and be obstruction free. But what defines […]