Emergency eyewash and shower locations shall be identified with a highly visible sign. The areas
around the eyewash or shower shall be well lighted and highly visible.
Whenever possible, the floor immediately beneath the eyewash and emergency shower, and to a
radius of between about 12-30 inches, shall be a distinctive pattern and color to facilitate promoting a
clear path of access.
CCR, Title 8, Section 5162(a-b)
8 CCR 5125
NFPA 99, Chapter
ANSI Z358.1, 4.6
ANSI Z358.1, 5.4.5
PROHIBITED AROUND EQUIPMENT
No obstructions, protrusions, or sharp objects shall be located within 16 inches from the center of
the spray pattern of the emergency shower facility.
Electrical apparatus, telephones, thermostats, or power outlets should not be located within 18
inches of either side of the emergency shower or emergency eyewash facility (i.e., a 36-inch
CCR, Title 8, Section 5162(c)
Third party certification is obtained by manufacturers of eyewash and shower equipment. ISEA members built this requirement into the standard to demonstrate their commitment to quality and end user safety.
Emergency eyewash and showers shall be inspected by a designated employee weekly and shall be
so documented. The inspection should consist of ensuring that the area is clear of obstacles, that
signage is posted and that the shower or eyewash is operable.
The inspection should include these items, according to the ISEA guide: