Portable Safety Shower and Eyewash Systems

Our trailers and skid mounted units are ANSI, ISEA Z358.1-2009, and Cal/OSHA compliant. They are intrinsically safe for those areas with the potential for flammable atmospheres.

The first few seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Any delay in treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause the injury to be much more severe.

Emergency safety showers and eyewash stations provide immediate assistance to the injured person.

Even with good engineering controls, accidental chemical exposures may still occur. We cannot rely upon PPE alone to protect our employees.

Not only does it show that we care about our employee’s well being, it is a requirement of the law to provide emergency safety showers and eyewashes when we work with corrosive chemicals. (Cal/OSHA Title 8, 5162, 29 CFR 1910.151.)

Recommendations:

  • Eyewashes and showers must be located as close to the hazard as possible, but not more than 10 seconds walking time (approximately 55’).
  • Can not be separated by a wall, partition or other obstacles from the hazardous work area. Path must be clear to the eyewash or shower.
  • Be located where they are visible to the workers.
  • They cannot be located on different levels or floors. (No stairs to travel between the workstation and the emergency equipment.)
  • They should be located far enough away from the hazard so that further contamination will not occur.
  • Drainage for the excess water should be taken into account (the water may be considered a hazardous waste and special regulations may apply).
  • Be aware of any electrical equipment that may become a hazard when wet.
  • Be protected from freezing and overheating when installed outdoors.
  • Highly visible signage in a well lit location.