Standard Eyewash Units
- Push handle back (or lift dust cover) to activate.
- Hold eyelids open and roll eyeballs back and forth.
- Flush continuously for a minimum of 15 minutes per ANSI.
- Seek medical attention.
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR 1910.151
OSHA states: “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious or corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z358.1-2009
ANSI establishes standards for minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment. To ensure you are meeting the necessary requirements, review the entire ANSI standard in detail.