Stay in OSHA compliance by providing employees the ability to immediately mitigate eye injuries at work.
OSHA Eyewash Compliance
OSHA Regulation 1910.151(c) requires that where the eyes of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use. (Source: OSHA.gov)
It is crucial that eyewash stations meet ANSI standard for flushing fluid flow, and that they be properly maintained. Lack of proper maintenance can result in contamination of the flushing fluid by microorganisms that can thrive in stagnant water. Such contamination can result in serious infections, to which injured eyes may be especially vulnerable. Eyewash station manufacturers provide instructions on the procedures and supplies necessary for this proper maintenance.
You only get one pair of eyes… protect them!
How the Eyewash Station Service Works
We Help With OSHA Eyewash Station Requirements
Compliant eyewash station placement involves assessing your facility to determine areas in which eye hazards are present. Portable (non-plumbed) eyewash stations also require a maintenance program to ensure they are in good working order and the fill fluid is always clean. Employee training instructs workers on how and when to use eyewash facilities so they know what to do in an emergency. It is important to note that an OSHA-compliant eyewash program is not a substitute for the correct personal protective equipment. Both must be made available by the employer along with training on their proper use.
The Business Case for Eye Safety
According to the National Safety Council, the average cost of a medically consulted lost-time injury in 2017 was $39,000. A medically consulted injury is one serious enough to warrant the consultation of a medical professional. This figure includes medical expenses, administrative costs, wage losses, and employer costs. Eye injuries are very often part of this category, and the cost increases substantially if the injury was the result of a non-compliant or nonexistent safety program. Additionally, lack of proper treatment, both at the time of injury and afterward, can result in partial or total vision loss.
- Emergency Eyewash Stations are required by OSHA wherever the eyes are exposed to corrosive, injurious materials.
- Eyewash equipment must be maintained to manufacturer specifications. Failure to do so can lead to costly liability exposure, OSHA Fines, increased lost time/injury and expense.
Having DFW Safety & First Aid maintain your eyewash equipment takes away the hassle of maintaining your own service schedule, supplies, and training for employees to perform this maintenance work.
Using our service eliminates the exposure to injury that your employees may experience moving heavy eyewash equipment to drain, refill and rehang.
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