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 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.

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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.”

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ANSI Site Survey Helps Leading Chemical Producer Meet Safety Standards

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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 an ethical principal actively demonstrated on a daily basis. Although this level of safety is thoroughly practiced throughout the company, hazards are still a reality, therefore a facility must be equipped with suitable emergency response equipment at all times.

OBJECTIVE
Within their Research Center resided over 30 outdated, non-compliant emergency showers and eyewashes. The units did not meet the ANSI Z358.1 standard due to their installation time and age, which was prior to the issuance of the original Z358.1 standard in 1981. And, as there is no grandfather clause within the standard, the onsite EHS Supervisor knew the units needed to be upgraded and brought up to current compliance, otherwise OSHA fines could ensue.

SOLUTION
When the Supervisor was offered a complimentary onsite ANSI-compliance survey of their emergency showers and eyewashes courtesy of a local Haws® representative, the Supervisor was introduced to the AXION® technology and took an immediate liking to its unique, comfortable water streams. In addition, the safety professional was drawn to the Haws products because they are the only product on the market with flushing capabilities consistent with EMT and emergency room procedures. After the survey debriefing, the Supervisor and Haws Representative created a detailed action item list for the multiple non-compliant units to be upgraded. Once the needed equipment and parts were received, all of the units were effortlessly converted to AXION for ANSI Z358.1 compliance.

RESULTS
With very little free time, the EHS Supervisor found the Haws ESEW Survey Program and process helpful and made things much easier to manage. The Research Center has also signed up to take advantage of Haws’ Annual Inspection offering, as a comprehensive annual test is required by ANSI. “Reviewing the process afterwards, we were not sold anything we didn’t need. It was a great experience working with such an honest company as Haws,” said the Supervisor.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
As the industry leader, Haws can help bring awareness to the hidden dangers of inadequate emergency response by providing your facility the opportunity to receive a complimentary ANSI compliance emergency shower and eye/face wash survey. The onsite review includes a detailed inspection report, executive summary chart, summary of recommendations, and an interactive debriefing to review material.

By taking advantage of Haws’ ANSI Emergency Shower and Eye/Face Wash Survey Program, you will be able to ensure your facility not only meets the most recent ANSI Z358.1 Standards, but also provide proper functionality and appropriate first aid capabilities in the event of an emergency.

To learn more or sign up for the program, please visit www.hawsco.com/survey.

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>>

 

 

New Case Study: AXION® eyePOD® – Extended Stay America Hotels

Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals isn’t limited to industries like oil and natural gas. With routine contact to various cleaning chemicals and other hazards, employees in the hospitality/resort industry are at equal risk to injury.

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Case Study: Hospital Safety Upgrades Match Commitment to Health Enhancement

For more than a century, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has served Pennsylvania’s mid-Monongahela Valley with an emphasis on quality care and compassionate caring. The 226-bed, full-service health care facility maintains a staff of more than 1,000, making it the largest employer in the valley. The hospital remains steadfast in its commitment to meeting the needs of not only its employees, but also the thousands of patients that visit annually. As part of a large renovation at MVH, one of the hospital’s laboratories relocated to a new facility. The project’s architects took full advantage of this opportunity to upgrade the lab’s safety equipment to ensure the safety of the hospital staff. They wanted reliable products that worked on several levels – efficiency, innovation, compact size and ease of use – while also meeting stringent OSHA and ANSI standards.

After evaluating the scope of emergency products on the market, both the Haws® AXION® MSR eye/face wash and AXION MSR combination eye/face wash and shower proved ideal. As leading safety products, they fell perfectly in line with the hospital’s commitment to quality and staff/patient satisfaction. A revolutionary inverted flow design makes the AXION MSR eye/face wash the only product on the market consistent with EMT and emergency room protocols, while the combination eye/face wash and shower offers a hydrodynamic design with regulated water flow that ensures maximum effectiveness in an emergency situation. Integral flow controls and easy activation are additional standout features.

In selecting the Haws products, MVH offers a response that concentrates on victim comfort while exceeding the ANSI Z358.1 standard requirements. “The units work well,” and staff has found them “easy to start, especially… in a hurry,” says MVH Laboratory Supervisor, Betty Ritzer. The eye/face wash has been used once, with very positive feedback, and Ritzer’s weekly maintenance checks have her sold on the safety equipment’s quality. AXION’s ground-breaking technology continues to change the emergency response landscape by offering the only eye/face wash duplicating the methodology recommended and used by medical professionals. The AXION MSR eye/face wash and shower provide superior safety technology for use in labs, schools and healthcare offices and are available in a variety of configurations and install options. All AXION MSR products are certified by CSA to meet ANSI Z358.1.

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Case Study: Howard University Leads with Fiscal and Sustainable Efficiencies

The constant evolution of sustainability trends at colleges can present a challenge when trying to meet expectations of current and prospective students all while balancing financial limitations. The Office of Sustainability at Howard University saw this challenge as an opportunity to exceed the needs and wants of their student body and staff.

The Sustainability Office at Howard continually looks for initiatives to support their “top tier green image.”  Specifically, the University chose to target outdated sources of drinking water that existed across campus. The team  decided it was time to begin updating existing drinking fountains with new, environmentally-friendly, yet financially  affordable solutions.

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