Water Supply Requirements for Safety Showers and Eyewash Stations
Incidental chemical exposure can happen even with good controls and safety precautions in place at oil refineries, chemical/petrochemical facilities and nuclear power plants. To help protect workers, there are regulations to mandate the use of properly supplied emergency safety fixtures to provide on-the-spot decontamination. The most often cited regulations are from OSHA 1910.151, ANSI Z358.1 and ASSE 1071, which specify water quality, temperature and flow, in addition to emergency fixture placement. Here’s how to ensure your facility is compliant and your personnel is protected.