“Have a clear vision of nearby shower stations to save your eyesight in emergency situations!”
Emergency shower and eyewash units are required when there is a potential splash exposure from a hazardous material.
They should be readily visible and have clear, unobstructed access.
Plumbed units should be activated weekly to clear the line of sediment and to minimize bacterial contamination, as well as to ensure the unit is working correctly.
When inspecting plumbed units, check that the pressure is controlled so there’s an even flow pattern, with adequate water, but without too much force.
Stand-alone gravity units should be visually inspected according to the manufacturers requirements and the results recorded.
Pressurized self-contained units should be maintained, inspected, and pressured up according to the manufacturer’s requirements.