Emergency safety showers and chemical eyewash stations are designed to protect personnel from being harmed by caustic chemicals, welding sparks, or other hazardous materials. However, according to a recent publication from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the potential for injury from interacting with harmful chemicals has remained a consistent threat in many industries over the course of the last decade.
Because of this, it is essential that facilities ensure that proper safety procedures are implemented in compliance with regulatory guidance in order to protect personnel from harm. For example, safety showers are designed to help workers rinse dangerous substances from their bodies or uniforms. At the same time, eyewash stations provide a steady flow of liquid that will flush out corrosive chemicals or other materials from the facial region.
In addition to protecting personnel from harm, emergency showers and eyewash stations will also help facilities meet regulatory compliance. According to standard 29 CFR 1910.151(c) from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), facilities are required to have an emergency eyewash station or emergency safety shower if employees are required to handle caustic or corrosive chemicals. In addition, this standard stipulates that showers and eyewash stations should be in the immediate vicinity of an employee's work area in case of an accident.
Hughes eyewash stations and safety showers from Justrite are designed to protect personnel and help facilities comply with these statutes. To help you find the product that is best suited to your facility, here is an overview of the various eyewash and shower stations available from Justrite.
Safety Showers and Eyewash Stations
Face and Eyewash Stations
Justrite offers a wide variety of eye and facewash stations that are designed for utilization in virtually any industry. Eyewash stations are available in plumbed or self-contained options, and most stations are certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Indoor Safety Showers
Indoor safety showers are available in unheated stainless or galvanized steel options. In addition, these emergency safety showers come in a variety of configurations, including wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, and free-standing models.
Indoor emergency showers can be deployed to provide instant relief in any area where personnel handle caustic materials . The universal safety shower sign attached to indoor safety showers is designed for maximum visibility and will help direct personnel to showers in the event of an accident.
Outdoor Safety Showers
Outdoor safety showers can be implemented in hot or cold climates to provide emergency treatmentfor personnel who have come into contact with hazardous materials. The self-draining design of specific outdoor models for use in warmer climates reduces the chance of overheating. For colder climates, freeze-protected showers are also available.
Outdoor safety showers are available in a variety of configurations, including floor-mounted and wall-mounted options. The universal safety shower sign attached to outdoor safety showers is designed for maximum visibility and will help direct personnel to showers in the event of an accident.
Emergency Showers With Tanks
For operations with no access to a main water supply, insufficient water pressure, or where it is impractical to install a plumbed safety shower, emergency safety showers with tanks are ideal. These safety showers feature tanks capable of holding hundreds of gallons of water. Emergency showers with tanks can supply a steady stream of water for up to 15 minutes at a guaranteed flow rate.
Emergency tank showers also feature external water level indicators and a durable, galvanized steel frame construction. Some models of emergency showers with tanks also include eyewash stations for added relief.
Temperature Controlled Safety Showers
Temperature controlled safety showers are designed to provide a steady flow of warm water for up to 15 minutes in order to prevent personnel from going into shock due to frigid water temperatures. Stand-alone warm water tanks can be combined with eyewash stations for added relief. Temperature controlled showers feature tanks with a pre-insulated polyurethane construction that will help to minimize heat loss.
Mobile Safety Showers and Washes
For mobile applications where there is no water supply or when existing safety showers are undergoing maintenance, use mobile safety showers and eyewash stations. Mobile stations are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, from 30-gallon units to 528-gallon units.
Decontamination showers can be used to provide relief for personnel that interact with hazardous materials. These showers are designed for a variety of hazmat applications, including natural disasters, chemical attacks, or incidents involving nuclear or biological agents. Multiple sizes and configurations are available.
Find the Eye Wash or Safety Shower that is Right for You
Justrite is the industry leader in workplace safety equipment. We supply industries worldwide with the products they need to keep employees safe and comply with regulatory guidelines. Take a look at our extensive selection of emergency shower and eyewash stations and find the product that is best suited to your facility’s needs.