Location, Location, Location - Where do you put your Emergency shower/eyewash station?
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One of the easiest things to determine when you work or own a facility that contains hazardous chemicals and materials is the fact that you need to have emergency equipment in place for safety. The more challenging task follows however; simply, where do you put your emergency stations. The answer might seem obvious: put it close to where the hazards are! Unfortunately, some locations are not as obvious as others. Consider our short list of possible locations for installing your emergency equipment that you may have overlooked.
Although most cleaning or janitor's closets may contain minimal equipment, it is not farfetched to install an eyewash station or emergency shower in such a location. Cleaning closets quite often have a mixture of different chemicals that are placed side by side on a shelf. Additionally, reading the label, you will notice that users are encouraged to wear personal protective equipment when using these chemicals to avoid hazards, spills, and injuries. These warnings are telling of the nature of the chemicals stored in the generic cleaning closet. Installing an eyewash station can certainly reduce the risk of harm, especially where any number of the chemicals therein can be opened and in use simultaneously at anytime.
Equally overlooked are areas in which batteries are stored or charged.Batteries relevant to this category may include vehicles and heavy-duty equipment such as forklifts.Further, with the increase in electrical vehicles and mechanisms the risk of emergency situations that require eyewash stations and showers is much greater. If batteries and chargers of this caliber are in your facility, you should obtain one or a series of emergency equipment proactively.
Finally, any corrosive material or product that can induce serious harm to staff or your establishment warrants sufficient emergency equipment.
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