Safety Equipment on College Campuses

By: Joanne Benz, Haws

Injuries caused during a chemical spill back in 2016 at Sacramento State College set off an alarm with officials at the California State Auditor’s office.  The California State University Chancellor’s Office claimed that it does not consider itself as an oversight entity responsible for health and safety, but instead provides guidance, resource materials and collaboration.  Most college campuses use hazardous material for instruction and research.  Students and employees can be exposed to chemicals in laboratories, classrooms and stockrooms. The Auditor also found that campuses do not always conduct regular inspections of safety equipment such as emergency showers and/or emergency eye washes. After the auditor found that 46% of the 23 California State Universities do not seek input when assessing risk to employ health and safety in chemical stockrooms or laboratory areas. Since the audit, the CSU Chancellor’s office and university officials involved concurred and said they will comply with the auditor’s recommendation.  The Chancellor’s Office now plans to conduct health and safety audits at all 23 campuses beginning in 2019.    Four CSU Sacramento employees filed an $80 million claim against the university over the chemical spill.

Haws® Services is a warranty and service provider for all brands of emergency shower and eye/face wash products to ensure your emergency equipment is ANSI compliant and functioning properly. From startup and commissioning to annual inspections and preventative maintenance, Haws Services‘ experts specialize in emergency response equipment.

Learn more about our service offerings here. We take the burden off you and your employees so that you can rest assured that students and faculty get the help they need when they need it.

Haws Satisfies Total Customer Solution with Addition of Haws® Services

Haws is excited to announce the acquisition of Zevado™, Haws’ former third-party service provider. Introducing Haws Services, a warranty and field service provider for emergency shower and eyewash products of all brands to ensure equipment is compliant and functioning properly.SkidRepair_G1C0417

This new offering includes:

• Factory trained and certified Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)
• Remote and onsite technical support and guidance
• Regional in-person access

Services include:

• Start-up & Commissioning
• Annual ANSI Inspections
• Online & Onsite Competent Person Training
• Repairs & Upgrades
• Warranty Service
• Preventative Maintenance/Contracts

Haws Services Team:

Eric Clark – Director of Haws Services – [email protected]
Lancer Maciel – Field Service Technician, Western Region – [email protected]
Mike Clopton – Field Service Technician, Northern Region – [email protected]
Jim Maglaris – Field Service Technician, Southern Region – [email protected]
Alan Gagg – Field Service Technician, Canada – [email protected]
Darrell Oetken – Technical Support – [email protected]

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