ANSI Z358.1

ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

OSHA: Potential Risk From Contaminated Water in Non-Compliant Eyewash Stations

Paragraph (c) of OSHA’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards – 29 CFR 1910.151 (Medical services and first aid.) requires “where the eyes or body of any person 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 of immediate emergency use”. […]

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Monday Tip: Emergency Eyewash “No-No’s”

It is interesting to see what some facilities consider to be sufficient in regards to providing proper emergency shower and eyewash equipment. Below are just a few of these not-so-compliant “solutions”. Not only does this risk potential fines from OSHA for not complying with the ANSI Z358.1 Standard, but it also put workers, students, etc. […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

FAQ: Tepid Water for Emergency Showers & Eyewashes

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the ANSI Z358.1-2014 requirement of providing tepid water for emergency showers & eyewashes. Tepid water is defined as flushing fluid between 60°F- 100°F (16°C- 38°C). If the area is typically 70°F (21°C), is the use of a 300 gallon storage tank an acceptable means of providing tepid water […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Case Study: Ethanol Production Facility Upgrades to Meet Compliance

Workplace safety has been a focus from the very start at East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE). With awards from both Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and Kansas Department of Labor for exemplary safety systems and safety records, EKAE truly sets the standard for safety. After coming across an advertisement for AXION Advantage® upgrade kits in the EHS […]

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Featured Editorial: Top considerations for emergency equipment specification, installation

Business and Industry Connection’s (BIC) August issue features an editorial by Casey Hayes, Director of Sales and Operations for Haws Integrated™, where he discusses the five factors to consider for emergency specification, installation. Recommendations include details on: Equipment location Assuring visibility Product suitability Tempered water requirement Assuring proper maintenance To read more from the Haws Integrated™ White […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Trends in Emergency Eyewashes and Showers

Quick access to an emergency eyewash/shower station is vital in the event of an incident. “The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical,” the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety states. CCOHS goes on to note that delaying treatment, even for just a few […]

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ANSI Z358.1 | Safety

Pulp and Paper Mill Upgrades to Meet Compliance

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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Coordinating ADA Guidelines and the ANSI Z358.1 Standard

Ensuring that emergency safety equipment complies not only with the ANSI Z358.1 standard, but also with the accessible buildings provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires a different approach to site  selection and installation. There are no conflicts between the ADA code and the ANSI standard, so complete compliance is easily attainable. Read […]

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Your Guide to 2014 ANSI Z358.1 Revisions & Best Practices by Casey Hayes

Haws Integrated Director Casey Hayes, is featured in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) April issue with an article titled “Emergency Showers and Eyewash Stations: Your Guide to 2014 ANSI Z358.1 Revisions & Best Practices”. In the article, Hayes provides helpful insights on how to properly use emergency showers and eyewash stations, for maximum victim comfort […]

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FACT: 88% of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Are Not ANSI Compliant

According to Occupational Health and Safety “The first 10-15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause serious injury. Emergency shower and eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination. Emergency shower and eyewash stations are a necessary backup to minimize the effects of accident exposure […]

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Are Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Properly Installed?

The ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 Standard for emergency showers and eyewashes requires that all equipment needs to be installed in a location that is well lit. The standard also states all emergency showers and eyewashes are to “be located in an area identified with a highly visible sign positioned so the sign shall be visible within the […]

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Repost: 2014 Emergency Eyewash, Shower Standard Revision Recap

By Roy Maurer, online editor/manager for Society for Human Resource Management The national consensus standard for the selection, installation and maintenance of emergency eye, face and shower equipment was recently updated. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, […]

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