We have too little knowledge about the structure of eyewash. On the Internet, we basically see the performance, category, function, material, etc. of the eyewash, but we have not noticed the maintenance and maintenance of the eyewash. overhaul. We only know to use it in an emergency, but if there is no accident, all the supplies are just stored, and we have not taken good care of them. This is known from the mouth of the eyewash manufacturer.
Eyewash manufacturers say that if the eyewash equipment is not used for a long time, impurities may be generated in the water pipe. If the eyes are washed with water containing impurities, it is easy to cause eye inflammation and aggravate eye damage; for example, it is used to wash the skin caused by chemical burns. Damaged, it is also prone to infection, with serious consequences. Therefore, eyewash equipment should be turned on at least once a week to see if it is functioning properly, a frequency that reduces the chance of sediment build-up and the growth of microbial hazards in stagnant water lines. The eyewash manufacturer said that for mobile eyewashes (such as portable eyewashes, portable pressure eyewashes), it is necessary to arrange a special person to check whether the reserve water source is sufficient every day.
At the same time, it is recommended to replace the reserved water source once a day to ensure the water quality. An annual inspection of the eyewash and shower equipment is required every year to check whether the equipment is in good condition.
For operators who have been exposed to hazardous work environments for a long time, equipment suppliers should provide more technical guidance and methods for the correct use of eyewashes and showers. Operators must be familiar with the location of first aid equipment, especially if the emergency equipment or layout is changed. Operators should be retrained on a regular basis to remind employees that the provision of emergency equipment cannot replace the use of basic personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, splash masks, protective gloves, splash-proof gowns, chemical protective clothing. For the maintenance and overhaul of the eyewash, the eyewash manufacturer provides corresponding technical training.
No matter what product we use, we must learn to protect the product and understand the product. This is responsible for ourselves, the product, and the safety of other workers.