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YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING
THE PROPER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
Why AXION is the Secret Ingredient to Your Safety Success
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.
Listen to the Introduction to AXION MSR Technology by watching this video.
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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)
27,450 Workplace Eye Injuries in Just 1 Year
There were 27,450 workplace non-fatal eye injuries that resulted in days out of work reported in the U.S. in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, about 10% were from chemical burns. There were undoubtedly many more exposure injuries that did not result in days of lost work, probably because they were treated quickly in eyewash stations.
The specification and installation of emergency showers and eyewashes requires careful consideration of several factors, most of which are driven by the specific needs and risks of a given business as well as the requirements of ANSI Z358.1 (American National Standard Institute).
Here are five important factors to consider:
1) Equipment Location
2) Assure Visibility
3) Product Suitability
4) Tempered Water Requirement
5) Assure Proper Maintenance
Read the full white paper regarding these 5 important considerations when specifying and installing an emergency eyewash and/or shower here>>Best Practices White Paper.