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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 […]
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, […]
Advanced Safety Features of the Haws® Tankless Water Heater
By Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™ Tankless water heaters, also known as instantaneous water heaters, are designed to deliver a constant supply of hot water as needed without the use of a storage tank. When a water source is activated, cold water travels through a pipe, into the unit, and an electric element heats the water. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
27,450 Workplace Eye Injuries in Just 1 Year
There were 27,450 workplace non-fatal eye injuries that resulted in days out of work reported in the U.S. in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, about 10% were from chemical burns. There were undoubtedly many more exposure injuries that did not result in days of lost work, […]
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 […]