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Portable Eyewash Description
Although the medical field has had a number of breakthroughs in the past years in regards to vision, most people are just going to get one set of eyes. That’s why it is so important to take good care of them and to make sure they are safe. When working with chemicals as well as other contaminants and dangerous particles, whether in a lab setting, a clinic, or an industrial setting, you need to have safety devices available to deal with any potential injury or catastrophe. One of the most important items to have on hand is a portable eyewash station.
Features of portable eyewashes
There are many different types of portable eyewash stations and devices. Some of them are personal and able to be carried with you or within a first aid kit. Others are larger, but they are still able to be moved from one location to another with relative ease by a person.
Eyewash stations are required to have pure, clean water, the ability to operate them without hands if needed, and a constant flow of water than can last for 15 minutes. There are many different sizes and types of station out there from which to choose.
When you are choosing the portable eyewash devices, you need to consider the number of employees who may potentially need to use the device. Then, you can determine whether you want to have a couple of the larger portable stations placed around the workspace, or if everyone should have their own personal device they can carry with them.
Having an eyewash station available is not just a good idea. It is a requirement of the law according to OSHA’s primary eyewash standard. This essentially states that in an area “where the eyes or the body of a persona may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”
Portable Eyewash Manufacturers
Once you make your choice and have the devices, be sure everyone who may need to use them knows and understands how to operate them properly. A number of companies offer various types of portable eyewash equipment and stations today. Some of the most well-known include ULINE, Guardian Equipment, Haws, Hughes, and IST. Find the options that will work the best for you and your employees based on the type of work you do and the size of the location.