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REPOST: Compliance of Eyewash Stations in Healthcare

Medical Environment Update September 1, 2016 SECTION: Vol. 26 No. 9 ISSN: 1520-8222   Editor’s note: In this story, which originally appeared in Facility Care, consultant Brad Keyes, CHSP, explains the complex world of eyewash stations.    When and where are eyewash stations required in a healthcare facility? This is one of the more frequent issues with which healthcare […]

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FACT: 88% of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Are Not ANSI Compliant

According to Occupational Health and Safety “The first 10-15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause serious injury. Emergency shower and eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination. Emergency shower and eyewash stations are a necessary backup to minimize the effects of accident exposure […]

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