Emergency eye wash and shower equipment are emergency rescue facilities used in toxic and hazardous work environments. When the eye or body of the field operator is exposed to toxic and harmful chemicals and other corrosive chemicals, these devices can be used for emergency flushing or showering of the eyes and body, mainly to prevent further damage to the human body caused by chemicals.
Eye wash – standard
At present, there are two standards for eyewash: one is the American eyewash standard ANSI Z358.1-2004, and the other is the European eyewash standard DIN-12899. At present, many eyewash manufacturers in China generally adopt the American eyewash standard.
Eye wash installation
There are certain requirements for the installation of the eye washer: It should be installed near the source of the hazard. It is best to reach the area of the eye wash in a short time within 10 seconds. At the same time, it should be installed on the same level as much as possible. Layer ambulance.
A prominent sign is required around the installation of the eye washer. The logo is best expressed in both Chinese and English and graphically, and it is very visual to tell the operator at the production site to specify the location of the eye wash and the use of the eye wash.
The compound emergency shower eye washer is widely used in hazardous work areas of laboratories, medicine, chemical, real, electronic, and semiconductor companies.
How to Use an Eyewash Station
Go Immediately to the Eyewash Station – Don’t Waste A Second!
If a chemical splashes in your eyes, time is of the essence. GO immediately to the eyewash station which should be located within 10 seconds walking distance from you if you work with caustic chemicals.
Push the Lever to Activate the Unit
Push the lever- An ANSI compliant unit will activate with one single motion. The dust covers will pop off and the flushing fluid will begin to flow out from the faucet heads.
Begin to Flush
Get your eyes directly in the stream of the flushing fluid- Immediately!
Hold Your Eyes Open with Your Fingers
An ANSI compliant unit will be hands free so that you do not have to hold the lever open. Once activated, the unit will stay on. Keep your eyes open by holding your eyelids apart with your fingers.
Roll Your Eyes
Gently roll your eyes from left to right and up and down to be sure that the fluid is flushing all of the areas of your eye.
Flush for a Full Fifteen Minutes
Continue Flushing your eyes for a full 15 minutes. The temperature in an ANSI compliant eyewash will be between 60 and 100 degrees fahrenheit so that you will comfortably be able to continue flushing for the entire period of time. This is important because you want to fully dilute the chemical and wash it out of your eyes. Any time less than 15 minutes is NOT enough time to accomplish this.
Take Out Your Contacts
If you have contact lenses in your eyes, you can gently take them out while you are flushing. Don’t delay the flushing to take out your lenses but make sure that you take them out because they could trap the chemical in your eyes.
Seek Medical Help
After you have flushed, see a doctor to determine if anything more needs to be done for the preservation of your vision.