Eyewash is a fluid, commonly saline used to physically wash the eyes in the case that they may be contaminated by foreign materials or substances. Eyewash may beneficial to those with sensitive eyes and can provide relief to the painful side effects of sensitivity. If an employee gets foreign particles or chemicals in his/her eyes, then an emergency eye wash station or deluge shower is the first step of first aid treatment. If it is an actual chemical burn to the eye, then your emergency will be much more urgent. The employee should be immediately escorted to an eye wash station or deluge shower.
Portable eyewash stations
Portable eyewash stations contain water, saline solution or 100 percent sterile saline, which is maintained at room temperature inside the unit. A monthly test of the flow through the eyewash heads is necessary to ensure delivery performance. It also is important that the water is changed or treated, as it becomes importable over time. Portable devices offer some advantages over plumbed units. Their fluid is maintained at room temperature to help ensure fluid is delivered at a comfortable. Flushing fluid in sealed-cartridge devices boasts the longest shelf life and, therefore, requires the least frequent maintenance. Portable units with buffered saline solution more closely match the pH of the eye to protect it during flushing. New stations are equipped with RFID technology to provide instant insight into maintenance schedules, help manage inventory, track expiration dates and more using a handheld computer.
Secondary eyewash bottles
Many workplaces also need to consider making secondary eyewash stations available. Delivered in a variety of sizes, personal eyewash bottles are small and highly portable, and, therefore, readily can be made available at the site of any hazard. In fact, secondary eyewash systems can be as critical for the treatment of an injured eye as their primary counterparts. Eyewash bottles are required at the site of nuisance particles such as pollen, dust, sawdust and smoke. They also are required where very caustic substances exist. In the case of chemical or caustic eye injury, eyewash bottles provide immediate treatment en route to a primary eyewash unit and continuous irrigation on the way to medical care. Bottles containing 100 percent sterile buffered saline solution are best for rinsing injured eyes and provide a lengthy, 36-month shelf life
Safety Shower and Eye Wash Basin
Designed to provide the highest level of performance in times of need these floor mounted Speakman combination showers feature an emergency shower and eye/face wash station in one multi-functioning safety unit. Speakman combination showers shower features a 203 mm impeller action shower head activated by a push handle with a stay-open valve, a basin, fitted with aerated sprays for eyewash comfort and innovative face pads for full face cleansing. These combination showers can be installed at a standard height or for wheelchair accessibility