Saftey Topic

Emergency Showers And Eye Wash Stations

Why are emergeny showers and eye wash stations so important?

After being exposed to a corosive chemical for 10 to 15 seconds and delaying treament can cause significant injury. Also emergeny showers and eye wash stations can provide an on the spot decontamination to the body or clothing.

What does flushing fluid consist of?

Flushing fluids can be considered many types of fluids. The most common fluids are drinking water, preserved water, preserved buffered saline solution or other medically acceptable solutions.
How to Use Eyewash Stations and Safety Showers
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How long should the contaminated area be rinsed?

If the nature of the contaminant is unknown the the person should generally rinse themselves for atleast 20 minutes. 5 minutes of flushing time is recommended for mildly irritating chemicals, at least 20 minutes for moderate to severe irritants, and at least 60 minutes for penetrating corrosives.