Ceiling Shower – This type is located overhead and is typically activated by a chain or lever.
Floor-mounted Combination Safety Shower/Eye Wash – This is a combination of a safety shower, an eye wash and in some cases a drench hose.
Deck mounted drench hose – Located on a lab bench, this type of safety shower is usually a hand held, squeeze handle activated unit, and is useful in spot-washing.
Gravity Feed, Self Contained – These are stand-alone units with the water supply provided by pre-filled water tanks. They provide the worker with emergency eye wash treatment in areas of the building or plant inaccessible to plumbing.
Faucet-mounted – Provides continuous water flow while freeing hands to pin eyelids. It turns a standard faucet into a practical emergency eye wash station.
Laboratory Bench – Sprays with a squeeze handle and can be installed through the bench top for instant availability.
Swivel Eye Wash – Mounts on lab bench or counter top adjacent to sink. It swivels 90 degrees over the sink for use, or out of the way for storage.
Bowl mounted – Provides continuous water flow through a freestanding plumbed unit. The bowl may be directed to a floor drain or connected directly to a sewer connection for easy testing and use.
Get started by taking the following steps:
Must be located in an area that requires no more than 10 seconds to reach (consult a medical professional to determine the appropriate distance for harsh acids and caustics; high hazard=closer distance)
Located in a well-lit area and identified with a sign
Located on the same level as the hazard
Path of travel must be free of obstructions
If shut-off valves are installed in the supply line for maintenance purposes, provisions must be made to prevent unauthorized shut off