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The Beginner’s Guide to Eyewash Testing Gauges

The ANSI Z358.1 Standard states that to determine a suitable eyewash pattern, the eyewash testing gauge should be a minimum of 4 inches in length with two sets of parallel lines equidistant from the center. The interior of the lines should be 3.25 inches apart. (Section 5.1.8) 1. Activate the eye/face wash. Note: If the eye/face wash […]

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OSHA Fine For Lack of Proper Eyewash Equipment

February 8, 2014 A mining company was fined by OSHA totaling $5,776. In their inspection, they found that employees were exposed to fire hazards and risk of eye injuries. “The second violation designated as serious states that employees were at risk of eye injuries while handling corrosive chemicals, such as hydrated lime, copper sulfate and sodium hydroxide, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Antsy About ANSI?

Specific conditions in cold-weather climates can increase the risk of cold-temp related injuries, including hypothermia, which can affect a person even when land temperatures are above freezing or water temperatures are below 98.6°F/37°C.  While the ANSI Z358.1 Standard outlines suitable water temperatures as tepid – with a defined range of 60 to 100°F/15.5 to 37.77°C – and requires […]

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