ANSI Z358.1

ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Haws AG- Switzerland provides tempering solution for Belgium facility

Haws AG – Switzerland recently hosted an onsite Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for a large oil & gas company from Belgium. Testing was held onsite in the Burgdorf office with the Haws engineering and production teams as well as the Belgium distributor, Vandeputte – Safety Experts, and the customer project team members. Testing included electrical, […]

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WHITE PAPER: The Value of Wireless Alarms and Monitoring Systems on Emergency Equipment

Federal safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) make the importance of safety equipment in potentially dangerous working environments clear. However, the stringent guidelines for emergency showers and eyewashes don’t extend to the inclusion of mandatory alarm and electronic monitoring systems on this equipment. […]

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ANSI Compliance, Safety & Health for Food Processing

From the oil industry to mining, agriculture to research, any working environment that puts employees in close proximity to occupational hazards such as potentially harmful chemicals must make workplace safety a priority. The food processing, meat packing, and poultry processing industries are no exception. INDUSTRY RISKS In addition to physical hazards like high noise levels, […]

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Emergency Response is a Matter of Time

Written and published by: Ryan Pfund, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine January 1, 2017 In an emergency, the faster the response, the better the outcome. An emergency safety plan that anticipates every work site emergency and improves emergency response time is every facility manager’s and employee’s best protection. It’s difficult to think clearly and logically […]

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$108,000 Fine for No Eyewash

A marine terminal operator in Seattle is facing a $448,200 fine from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for failing to correct serious worker health hazards for which it was previously cited. The fine is one of L&I’s largest in recent years. In an inspection at Seattle Bulk Shipping Inc.’s Harbor Island facility, L&I […]

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Last chance to register: Free Emergency Equipment Webinar

Webinar Invitation: YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PROPER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT PRESENTER: Dennis O’Neill, Haws Safety Education Specialist DATE: Wednesday, December 14th TIME: 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET   If you have not yet registered for tomorrow’s free webinar, take advantage and register now!   OSHA enforces the ANSI Z358.1-2014 Standard for emergency showers and eyewash equipment and […]

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Portable vs. Plumbed Eyewash: Which do I need?

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A PORTABLE OR PLUMBED EMERGENCY SHOWER/EYEWASH PRODUCT? The most costly injury of the more than 5 million unintentional work related injuries in the US involves the head, averaging $82,382 per claim. In any environment, occupational safety should be taken very seriously and appropriate emergency response is a crucial […]

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Infographic: Top 3 Usage Locations of Portable Eyewashes

What are portable eyewash stations? A portable emergency eyewash is a self-contained ANSI Z358.1 compliant emergency response product that is needed for locations without access to water and can be moved at a moments notice to meet the rapidly evolving needs of a chemical, manufacturing, or construction environment. When is a portable eyewash station needed? […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Free Site Inspection of Your Equipment

Have emergency showers and eyewashes in your facility? Do you know if they are compliant with the most recent ISEA/ANSI Z358.1- 2014 Standard? Don’t stress, we’ve got your back. We are offering you a COMPLIMENTARY full day site inspection of you existing emergency response equipment, regardless of brand. And that’s not even the best part… […]

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Safety Tip: Equipment Location Installation – Defining Obstructions

If it only takes a single hop, skip, or jump to get to a piece of emergency equipment from any location in your workplace, your workplace is in compliance with one of the ANSI Z358.1 requirements. A walk to the nearest emergency equipment location should total less than 10 seconds and be obstruction free. But what defines […]

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ANSI Z358.1 FAQ’S: eyewash or eye/face wash? OSHA or ANSI?

Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™, is our go-to expert for questions on ANSI Z358.1. For your quick reference, Casey has responded to your most frequently asked questions to help you stay up-to-date on ANSI compliance. What is the difference between an eye/face wash and just an eyewash? An eyewash is specific to eyes, and the water […]

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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 […]

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