Get detailed instructions on complying with OSHA's regulation on emergency eyewash and shower equipment with ANSI Z358.1 - 2009
ANSI /ISEA Z358.1 - 2009 American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment is a revised standard, and contains the minimum performance, testing, installation, maintenance and training specifications for equipment and systems used for emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to injurious materials.
This comprehensive standard covers plumbed and self-contained emergency showers and emergency eyewash equipment, eye/face wash equipment, combination units, personal wash units and hand-held drench hoses. This globally accepted standard is the authoritative document that specifies minimum performance criteria for flow rates, temperature, and drenching patterns – all characteristics that are important for a user to receive adequate rinsing of a contaminant in an emergency situation.
Revisions in the 2009 edition of this standard include defined temperature parameters for flushing fluid delivery, and clarification of certification procedures that allow for freedom in designing compliant equipment and the expansion of criteria for personal washes to ensure that they meet any applicable regulatory requirements. Additionally, illustrations have been updated to reflect design configurations that are known to meet the criteria in the standard.