ANSI Z358.1

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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OSHA and ANSI Z358.1: Your Guide to Compliance

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 complaint with the updated ANSI Z358.1 Standard to avoid fines and guarantee you are providing […]

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Antsy about ANSI? 5 Common FAQ’s

Questions answered by ANSI subject matter expert and Director of Haws Integrated Operations, Casey Hayes. Is testing of the safety showers and eyewashes actually required in the standard and not just the appendix? Yes, it is part of the standard. It is not in the appendix. We talk about the weekly flush and the requirements […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Eyewashes: Is It “1 Second” or “1 Motion”?

DOWNLOAD THIS FLYER The  ANSI Z358.1 Standard (American National Standard) mandates that proper eyewash activation – which describes a unit going from “off” to “on”- shall take one second or less.  This requirement has held true since the inception of the ANSI Standard in 1981 and throughout all revisions including 1990, 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Despite […]

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ANSI Z358.1 DEBATE: “1-Touch” vs. “1-Second” Activation

The  ANSI Z358.1 Standard (American National Standard) mandates that proper eyewash activation – which describes a unit going from “off” to “on”- shall take one second or less.  This requirement has held true since the inception of the ANSI Standard in 1981 and throughout all revisions including 1990, 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Despite this, the myth […]

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OSHA regulations vary for eyewash flushing & shower drenching

Written by: Wesley J. Maertz The question often comes up as to where OSHA calls out eyewash requirements. Emergency shower and eyewash station equipment needs are referenced in two different types of OSHA regulations. The first is applicable to all general industry or construction facilities that require the installation of emergency shower or eyewash station equipment. The second […]

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Free Web Seminar on Emergency Showers and Eyewashes

Web Seminar Invitation: YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PROPER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT PRESENTER: Adam Pruitt, Product Manager DATE: Tuesday, April 26th TIME: 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET Take advantage now by registering for this FREE web seminar. Identifying the right emergency response product, whether a single portable eyewash or an outdoor, freeze-proof combination shower and eyewash unit, […]

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REPOST: Workplace Eye Wellness Month

KEEPING AN EYE ON CUSTODIAL WORKER SAFETY Contributed by BSN Staff Wednesday, March 2, 2016 CHARLOTTE, NC — Because March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the National Service Alliance, a leading group purchasing organization for the professional cleaning industry, is releasing the following suggestions for contract cleaners and custodial workers to help them protect their […]

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Web Seminar Invitation: ANSI Z358.1 Compliance Guide

Web Seminar Invitation: ANSI Z358.1 Compliance Guide PRESENTER: Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™ Operations DATE: Thursday, February 18th TIME: 10am-11am PT/1pm-2pm ET Take advantage now by registering. In November 2015, it was signed into law that OSHA fines are increasing by 80% for the first time since 1990. Ensure you are complaint with the […]

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Are you providing tepid water to your emergency equipment?

Per the ANSI Standard, all eyewashes, eye/face washes and combination units MUST deliver tepid flushing fluid between 60°F and 100°F (16°C-38°C). Are you providing tepid water in your facility? Webinar Invitation: Well-Tempered: Your Complete Guide to Tempered Water PRESENTER: Billy Wing, Haws Integrated™ Senior Project Engineer DATE: Thursday, December 17th TIME: 10am-11am PT/1pm-2pm ET Take advantage […]

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ANSI Site Survey Helps Leading Chemical Producer Meet Safety Standards

BACKGROUND Assuring chemical products are disposed of safely, with human health and environment in mind, should be high priority for any chemical manufacturer. As one of the leading producers of olefin and polyolefin, a U.S. plant makes conducting business in a safe, injury free, and environmentally responsible manner more than just a way of doing business, but also […]

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Featured Editorial: When Overfamiliarity Becomes a Problem

Avoid the dangerous trap in emergency equipment maintenance. By Casey Hayes Whether it’s the back of your own hand or the drive you take to work five days a week, we become exceptionally familiar with certain things. And even though both of these examples are something you see regularly, you’re likely missing the changes that […]

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