ANSI Z358.1

ANSI Z358.1

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

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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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Preparation: The Best Guard to an Emergency

Do you know the protocol to flushing hazardous chemicals off of your body in an emergency? It’s always a good rule of thumb to be knowledgeable on how to properly execute safety shower and eyewash performance in an emergency situation. Take the time to get to know the mechanics of the emergency equipment in your […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

How To Protect Your Workers From Hypothermia

EMERGENCY RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES :: PROTECTION AGAINST HYPOTHERMIA Low ambient temperature and wind chill may simply be part of the job in cold climates, but they can have a lethal effect on exposed skin – particularly when combined with hazardous conditions where safety showers are required. This problematic combination creates a scenario for an ineffective and injurious emergency […]

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These 5 Emergency Equipment FAQ’s Can Keep You Out of Trouble

1. How do you determine if you need a safety shower versus just an eye/face wash? It depends on what the potential hazard is. We advocate that an eye/face wash should be the requirement over an eyewash as it is rare for a chemical to only splash into your eyes and not on your face […]

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REPOST: Trends in Emergency Eyewashes/Showers

Repost from Safety & Health article by Tracy Haas Equipment reliability is imperative Unlike personal protective equipment such as hard hats and steel-toe boots, emergency eyewashes and showers are not meant to be used every day. Ideally, a worker will never need one. But should an incident such as a chemical splash occur, it’s vital that […]

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Increase In OSHA Fines Now in Effect

For the first time in twenty-five years, OSHA penalties are increasing – and significantly. A federal act passed in 1990 exempted OSHA from increasing fines to account for inflation, but the new budget signed into law on November 2, 2015, includes an amendment striking that exemption.¹ The “Catch-Up Adjustment,” based on the percentage difference between October 1990 and […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Pulp and Paper Mill Upgrades it’s Emergency Equipment

One of the leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging in North America is committed to exceeding expectations for both its customers and its more than 15,000 employees throughout all facets of the organization. When a new site safety manager joined the organization, he suspected there were issues with the plant’s emergency response equipment, particularly […]

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ANSI Z358.1

How to Use an Eyewash Testing Gauge

Eyewash testing gauges are an important tool when testing eyewashes and eye/face washes for ANSI Z358.1 compliance. Make sure you are utilizing it correctly with this quick guide. HOW TO USE AN EYEWASH GAUGE To determine a suitable eyewash pattern, the eyewash testing gauge should be a minimum of 4 inches in length with two sets […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Last chance to register: Free ANSI Web Seminar

Your Guide to ANSI Z358.1 Compliance DATE: JUNE 23rd, 2016 TIME: 10:00-11:00am PT/ 1:00-2:00pm ET DESCRIPTION: In November 2015, it was signed into law that OSHA fines are increasing by 80% for the first time since 1990. Ensure you are compliant with the updated ANSI Z358.1 Standard to avoid fines and guarantee you are providing […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Access is everything: Eyewash stations & showers must be ready when needed

Repost from ISHN Written by Sally Smart Sally J. Smart is a Technical Safety Specialist for Grainger. She is a Board Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) and a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP). Sally is OSHA – 30-hour trained for both Construction and General Industry and is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry. When […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Top 12 Non-Compliance Issues in Emergency Equipment

There are two types of non-compliance when referring to emergency shower and eyewash equipment. A. Performance Related: Any type of issue that affects the ability for the emergency shower or eyewash to provide proper first aid in the event of an emergency. This could include lack of tepid water, insufficient flow to the showerhead, eyewash heads […]

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