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Haws – Switzerland announced its expansion into new markets in the Middle East, increasing its investment and presence to come closer to partners in key markets. This new extension will provide immediate access for customers in the region to help Haws better serve their needs and to develop stronger partnerships with local entities.
Recently, Haws welcomed two regional sales team members, Sampeep Verma and Michael Alex, as Business Development Managers – Middle East. Mr. Verma and Mr. Alex split territory coverage with specific regions assigned.
“Over the last 30 years, we have made tremendous progress in establishing Haws as a significant player in the EMEA safety equipment marketplace and expanding our reach to local markets. As one of the fastest growing markets globally, Middle East is an important and strategic region to continue our growth plans,” said Urs Weder, Manager Director of Haws – AG.
The Haws team will be showcasing new products and services at the A+A International Trade Fair and Congress in Dusseldorf in October in Hall 7A at Booth F13.
For more information, visit www.Haws.ch or [email protected].TRADESHOW: Join us @ Safety & Health Expo in London. Your entry is on us!
Haws Switzerland AG invites you to join us at the Safety & Health Expo June 20-22, 2017 at Excel London.
Safety & Health Expo, organized by UBM EMEA, is the UK’s leading global health and safety event, providing visitors with CPD accredited education, the latest health and safety products and services, valuable networking opportunities and much more.
Are you interested in attending? If so, we’d like to offer you a free badge to the expo! Click on this link and fill out your information.
Don’t forget to stop by our Stand No. M215 to learn more about our various product offerings including our EN and ANSI compliant emergency eyewash and shower equipment.
We hope to see you there!The Difference Between AXION and Other Eyewashes
AXION® is an eye/face wash that covers not only the eyes but the entire face unlike most other products that just flush the eyes. Secondly, the AXION inverted water streams protect sensitive eye ducts and glands.
• Smooth laminar flow provide comfortable water pressure
• ANSI Z358.1 compliance for velocity, stream height, and gallons per minute
• Predictable stream height provides enhanced victim comfort for full 15-minute flush
• In-line strainer collects debris to help reduce injury aggravation
• Stainless steel ball and valve for durability
• Pre-built and fully water tested for reliability
• Integral flow control designed to match flow needs for ANSI compliance
• Customized facility options with corrosion-resistant ABS plastic or stainless steel
To learn more about the AXION technology, click here>>
Ready to retrofit your existing eyewashes to the AXION Technology? Our AXION Advantage® kits do just that. The kits are supplied with adapters to convert 80% of competitive units including Acorn®, Bradley®, Encon®, Guardian®, and Speakman®. Simply twist off the old eyewash heads, apply the correct adapter, twist on the AXION eye/face wash head, and test for ANSI compliance! Click here to learn more or buy now!
Global Composite Supplier Chooses AXION® to Put Safety First
As a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of resin chemicals, Alpha Owens-Corning (AOC) understands the value of putting safety first.
When one of the North American AOC facilities needed to upgrade aging safety equipment, the decision fell to Catherine Sprigg, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator at the Lakeland, Florida plant.
After seeing the Haws AXION® MSR eye/face wash and shower technology in a safety supplier catalog and at a trade show, the decision was easy.
AOC retrofitted existing competitive safety equipment with medically-superior AXION inverted-flow technology. “They were easy to install,” she says. “A quality product at a reasonable price.”
Read the full case study here>>
3 Reasons You Should Stop by the Haws Booth at NSC
The National Safety Council Expo will welcome more than 14,000 health and safety professionals and Haws will again be exhibiting at BOOTH #2332! In addition, we will be offering complementary ANSI compliance site surveys.
Here are just 3 reasons why you should make the Haws BOOTH #2332 one of your stops at the expo:
1. GIVE-AWAYS: Now who doesn’t like free pens, stickers, and Nalgene water bottles? What! Yes, you heard right. We’ll be handing out FREE quality 16oz Nalgene water bottles with our gorgeous logo just for stopping by our booth and you get to talk to our educated and experienced staff about all that Haws emergency equipment has to offer!
2. GAMES: We’ll be giving you the change to win a $50 Amazon gift card by playing the AXION Advantage Upgrade game. You’ll be timed to see how quickly you can remove the old eyewash heads, find the right adapter, and twist on the inverted-flow AXION eye/face wash head. The one who does it in the shortest amount of time wins!
3. NEW PRODUCTS: Stop by and ask about the new Performance Series-Tempered Water Solutions by Haws Integrated. We’ll have literature on the Performance Series as well as large pictorial banners of the units for your viewing including the OH&S New Product of the Year – Model 8720. We’ll also be featuring our AXION technology via a working water display so you can visually see the difference in the AXION inverted flow versus traditional dual-head eyewashes.
So what’s stopping you? We’ll see you at BOOTH #2332
If you have yet to register, be our guest and receive a complimentary one day expo hall pass on the day of your choice (a $100 dollar value), or you can apply the $100 towards a Full Conference Pass or 3 Day Expo Pass.
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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 Today Magazine, Safety staff followed up with online pricing research of the facility’s existing safety equipment brands.
To read the full case study, click here!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 safety showers and eyewashes.
Following a thorough review of Haws safety shower and eyewash survey results, the safety manager purchased 40 AXION Advantage™ kits to retrofit the majority of the plant’s existing showers and eyewashes, which included product from a variety of companies.
To read the full case study, click here>>
ANSI Z358.1 Compliance presentation by Haws® at the Upcoming ASSE Safety Expo
If you are attending the upcoming ASSE Safety 2015 Expo in Dallas, plan to attend Haws‘ presentation on the ANSI Z358.1 Standard. Our very own Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™ Sales and Operations, will be the speaker at the show on June 8th from 10:20 am – 11:45 am. The topic of his presentation is “Meeting and Exceeding the ANSI Z358.1 Standard for Emergency Equipment.” This is session 527.
While you’re at it, stop by our Booth #540 and grab a free, reusable Nalgene® bottle! Come learn more about our various product offerings including our emergency eyewash and shower retrofit kits. The AXION Advantage® upgrade systems offer a medically superior response for upgrading existing competitive emergency eyewash and shower equipment while exceeding ANSI compliance.
We look forward to seeing you!AXION Advantage® Upgrade System: 3x Award Winner!
2014 was a successful year for Haws’ AXION Advantage Upgrade Systems! These systems offer safety professionals a medically superior response for upgrading existing emergency equipment.
The AXION® MSR design and technology improves existing emergency equipment with the optimal victim comfort system while maintaining ANSI compliance.
Your facility will have the tools to upgrade older Haws products, replace ineffective products and test for continued ANSI compliance. Each system includes: an AXION MSR eye/face wash or and AXION MSR eye/face wash and showerhead, connecting hardware options and accessories, ANSI eyewash testing gauge and tape measure, complete install instructions, and ANSI Z358.1 compliance and testing guidelines. Upgrading to the Advantage system is easy; simply remove the existing head, select one of the supplied connectors, and attach the AXION Advantage head.
2014 ISHN Readers’ Choice Award
2014 OH&S-Canada’s Readers’ Choice Award
2014 ASSE Safety Expo Attendee’s Choice Award
The Beginner’s Guide to Eyewash Testing Gauges
The ANSI Z358.1 Standard states that to determine a suitable eyewash pattern, the eyewash testing gauge should be a minimum of 4 inches in length with two sets of parallel lines equidistant from the center. The interior of the lines should be 3.25 inches apart. (Section 5.1.8)
1. Activate the eye/face wash. Note: If the eye/face wash is a part of a combination unit, ensure all other outlets are activated to confirm proper flow and simultaneous use. (Section 7.1)
2. Place the testing gauge in the streams of the eyewash. (Section 5.1.8)
3. The flushing fluid should cover the areas between the interior and exterior lines of the gauge at some point less than 8 inches above the eyewash nozzle. (Section 5.1.8)
AXION Advantage™: New Product of the Year
2013 and 2014 have been great years as we launched various products including the Model 1900 Bottle Filler, the 9400 Steam Water Heat Exchanger, and the AXION Advantage™ System which have all received strong recognition within the industry. The AXION Advantage™ system offers health and safety professionals a medically superior response for upgrading existing emergency eyewash and shower equipment while exceeding ANSI compliance. With four Advantage kits providing the necessary pieces to convert 80% of existing eyewashes and showers, facilities will have the tools to upgrade older Haws® products, replace ineffective products and test for continued ANSI compliance.
Since it’s launch, AXION® MSR products new product has received numerous award for its ingenuity and ability. In fact, this new AXION Advantage™ System has recently received several occupational safety awards including the 2014 ISHN Readers’ Choice Award, the 2014 American Society of Safety Engineers – Safety Show’s Attendee Choice Award, the ISHN New Product of the Year Award, and the OH&S New Product of the Year Award. To learn about more of our innovative products, visit our Smart Innovation pages.Helping avoid unnecessary OSHA fines
In June of this year, an insulation plant in Phenix City, Alabama was fined $27,500 by OSHA solely for not having a sufficient place, such as a wash station or shower, to flush fluids from the body in an emergency. In this case, the plant had been cited previously, which resulted in the large fines they received.
Unfortunately, this case is not unique. OSHA fines are detrimental but can be avoided by staying proactive with emergency response best practices. So why aren’t more companies following the ANSI guidelines and avoiding these potentially large fines? Feedback has told us that equipment can be expensive or difficult to replace.
Recently, Haws® launched the AXION Advantage a retrofit system designed to upgrade existing units to an ANSI compliant solution. The cost-efficient system can fit on many competitive emergency eyewash or shower units with technology that improves your emergency response option.
Upgrading old equipment in your facility is easy, simply remove the existing head, select one of the supplied connectors, and attach the new (compliant) AXION Advantage head. Included in the system is a complete ANSI testing kit to help walk you through the final steps of compliance. Small steps to avoid big fines.
Here are some helpful ANSI Z358.1 facts on requirements for your emergency equipment:
- Emergency wash unit must be accessible within 10 seconds
- Unit must be free of obstructions and also on the same level as the hazard
- Be identifiable through highly visible signage
- Deliver tepid fluid for a full 15 minutes