Shower and safety salt eyes

Safety showers and eyes are a type of first aid equipment whose main use is when dangerous chemicals, especially acidic or alkaline corrosives are sprayed directly into a person’s eyes or directly on the face or other parts of the body. In this case, the first thing to do is to dilute and wash these chemicals from the body, face or inside the eyes, using plenty of water, shower and safety saline.

In these cases, any delay in treatment can cause serious injury with long-term consequences, permanent disability and even death. Therefore, choosing the right safety shower and shower is essential.

The international and valid standard ANSI / ISEA Z358.1-2014 examines the minimum requirements for how to use and operate, installation and testing steps, as well as how to maintain and safety training for various types of showers and safety brine.

This article provides an overview of the types of safety showers and saline eyes to help you choose the best and most appropriate type according to your needs.

This report also includes a summary of the main and significant points related to occupational health and safety of workers and contractors according to the international standard ANSI / ISEA Z358.1-2014.

All kinds of safety showers and salt eyes

Shower and safety salt eyes are designed and produced in different models.

This product can be used standing or desktop depending on the application. Safety showers and eyes are usually made of anti-acid and corrosion-resistant materials.

Location of shower and safety saline eyes

Shower and safety saline eyes should be located 15 to 30 meters from the place of danger.

The location of the installation site should be perfectly prominent and clearly visible and clear.

There should be no obstacles in the way of access to the shower and safety eyes and its installation place should be marked with a suitable sign.

If showering and safety eyes are installed outside the workplace, the equipment must be protected from freezing.

Also, according to the ANSI / ISEA Z358.1-2014 standard, the access time to the safety shower and safety eye should be within 10 seconds and at the same level (not upstairs or downstairs).

The 10-second time frame may also be shortened depending on the potential effects of the chemicals.

Profile of shower and safety saline eyes

The safety shower should provide a minimum water capacity of 76 liters (20 gallons) per minute for 15 minutes.

On the other hand, safety eye / face wash should provide a water capacity of 11.4 liters (3 American gallons) per minute for more than 15 minutes (to ensure complete disinfection). According to international standards, the set time of 15 minutes can be increased up to 60 minutes depending on the type and concentration of the chemical.

The temperature of the water coming out of the shower and the safety brine should be in the warm range (between 16 and 38 degrees Celsius). Water temperature above 38 degrees Celsius can increase the damage caused by burns and also increase the absorption of chemicals on the skin and eyes of the affected person.

Water temperatures below 16 ° C can also cause shock and prevent emergency use throughout the 15 minutes.