Haws Corporation expands access in Middle East

map-middleHaws – 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].

FAQ’s on the AXION eyePOD Faucet-Mounted Eyewash

AXION® eyePOD®- An AXION Eyewash Everywhere

The AXION eyePOD offers a thermostatically-controlled, faucet-mounted eyewash that provides facilities with AXION Medically Superior Response eyewash capabilities in an attractive, low profile, cost efficient design.

How does it work?

Using the eyePOD is easy. Simply activate your faucet and rotate the front of the eyePOD one-half turn, either direction, to point the eyewash spouts upward. Water is discharged from the two eyewash ports for a soothing eye-cleansing experience. Once completed, rotate the eyePOD back to its standard position, with the logo facing upward, and water will flow naturally through your faucet.

When is a faucet-mounted eyewash needed?

The need for any eyewash depends on the level of workplace hazards. If there is a risk of splash, irritant or debris into the eyes, then most regulatory bodies mandate an ANSI Z358.1 Standard compliant eyewash with a 1-second activation. A faucet-mounted unit offers economical advantages, ease of use, and location convenience.

Where should it be located?

According to the ANSI Z358.1 Standard, it is recommended that units be in accessible locations not more than 10 seconds away from the hazard, on the same level as the hazard, and free from obstructions that may inhibit its immediate use.

What is included with the AXION eyePOD?

The AXION eyePOD comes with four common faucet adapters to allow the unit to mount onto almost any faucet. It is pre-assembled and has a .5 GPM (1.89 LPM) multi-stream faucet flow and an optional 1 GPM (3.78 LPM) single stream laminar faucet flow. Lastly, the unit comes with the ANSI Z358.1 Standard required signage and easy-to-understand installation, usage and maintenance instructions.

How do I install it?

Included with the eyePOD are a variety of industry standard adapters that allows it to be mounted onto most standard faucets. Unscrew the existing aerator from the bottom of your faucet and replace it with the eyePOD. Installation videos are available at www.axioneyepod.com

What certifications does the AXION eyePOD have?

The AXION eyePOD is certified by CSA to meet ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and ANSI Z358.1 Standards for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. Product is compliant to NSF 61, California Health and Safety Code 116875 (AB 1953) and NSF/ANSI 372, along with all current Federal Regulations for the disabled including those in the Americans with Disabilities Act when properly installed on an ADA compliant faucet/sink with knee clearance installation.

 How often do I need to test the unit?

As per the ANSI Z358.1 Standard, the unit should be activated weekly to ensure proper performance. The unit can be easily tested witusing our ANSI Z358.1 checklist (available on www.hawsco.com).

Is there a risk of having the water too hot?

No. The eyePOD features a built-in thermostatic safety valve that will automatically shut off eyewash flows at 100°F (37°C), diverting all water out through the aerator faucet at the bottom of the unit. This protects users from accidentally irrigating their eyes with water that is too hot. When water temperatures fall to an acceptable degree (below 100°F), eyewash flows are automatically restored. You do not need to replace the thermostatic safety valve if activated.

How do I clean and care for the unit?

We recommend using a mild soap and water combination when outside cleaning of the unit is required. The AXION eyePOD is self-draining when placed in the downward faucet mode and should always be returned to this mode after eyewash use to allow for drainage.

Why does this unit look so different from others on the market?

It is the only unit to contain a built-in thermostatic safety valve and to feature AXION MSR technology providing an inverted water flow pattern consistent with first aid protocols. This directional flow mitigates the risk of inhalation or ingestion of hazardous contaminants via the tear ducts during eye cleansing. Traditional eyewashes irrigate eyes in the opposite manner, potentially further injuring the victim’s eyes and nasal cavity. The eyePOD is the only faucet-mounted eyewash that duplicates healthcare professional methodology by flushing from the inside-out.

To order your own eyePOD, visit the product page>>

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Why AXION MSR™ is truly a Doctor’s First Choice

Learn from Ophthalmologist Dr. Robert S. Wolff, MD why the AXION MSR is the ideal eye/face wash for following standard healthcare protocols,

I worked with the Haws Corporation® to launch AXION MSR emergency eye/face wash products. Haws recognized that traditional configurations for irrigating injured eyes were at odds with the protocols used by healthcare professionals. That is, traditional eyewash designs can actually sweep contaminants toward the inner corners of the eyes. AXION MSR eye/face wash features the only inverted flow streams specifically designed to operate in concert with standard healthcare protocols.

axion-shower-illustrationThe ideal approach in chemical or particulate eye injuries is to sweep contaminants away from the interior of the eye. This method is practiced in doctor’s office and hospitals yet was not followed in the safety industry. Haws® recognized this need to protect the human eye and other internal organs and reversed the water flow to flush from the inside out for maximum effectiveness, injury reduction and enhanced victim comfort.

AXION products are available on the most popular configurations: combination showers as well as wall-mounted and pedestal eye/face washes. Get your medically superior response product from AXION MSR™


Upcoming ASSE Safety Expo in Dallas

Are you attending the upcoming ASSE Safety 2015 Expo in Dallas, Texas? If so, come say hi to us! You can find Haws Corporation® at booth number 540, and grab a free reusable Nalgene® bottle while you’re at it!

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Come learn more about our various product offerings including our emergency shower and eyewash 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. You’ll also want to check out our AXION® eyePOD® faucet-mounted eyewash that will be a working display at the show.

We look forward to seeing you!


Case Study: Aquatics Center for the City of St. Albert

Eye safety can be overlooked in environments that do not often deal with hazardous materials. In the circumstance of an aquatics club, some employees are exposed to pool cleaning chemicals that are dangerous to the eyes if exposed.  Looking to transition away from personal eyewash bottles, the Aquatics Department for the City of St. Albert in Alberta, Canada led their eyewash needs to the AXION® eyePOD®.

The design of the AXION eyePOD blends gracefully with the design of the first aid center of the Aquatics Center. The staff are thrilled that the AXION eyePOD is easy to use and has an internal temperature gauge that will shut off the water once it reaches 100° F. In addition, the staff no longer fears being exposed to calcium hypochlorite or sodium hypochlorite. The AXION eyePOD proved to be the perfect first aid solution.

Read more about the The Aquatics Department for the City of St. Albert in Alberta, Canada’s eyePOD.

To learn more visit AXION eyePOD.


Make October Your Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

When working around the house, it can be a common mistake to not wear proper eye protective gear while working with welding or manual tools. Last year in the United States, 94,000 adults and children were treated for eye-related injuries resulting in activities from home. Prevent Blindness® has published a list of the top most common sources of major eye injuries. On that list, are products that you use in your household that you may not be aware are hazardous to your eyes if you are not cautious. Did you know that 2,459 people were estimated to be injured by soap alone in 2013?

Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe from eye injuries:

We have a perfect option for the home. Our AXION® eyePOD® can make your home faucet into a thermostatically-controlled emergency eyewash in a split second.


The inverted water flow pattern in consistent with healthcare protocols, with a look that is sleek to fit perfectly in a home setting. The AXION eyePOD is easy to use and has an internal temperature gauge that will shut down if the water exceeds 100° F. For more information on the eyePOD, click here.

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