27/10/2015

Contaminated water in eyewash stations

Eyewash stations used in workplaces must be maintained to prevent injury and
illness to workers.The US- American Occupational Safety and Health
Administration has updated a resource to help employers understand how
important it is to flush emergency eyewashes to prevent organisms from growing
in the stagnant water. Eyewash stations are critical emergency safety equipment
intended to lessen the severity of eye injuries from workplace exposure to
irritants or biological agents. The Health Effects from Contaminated Water in
Eyewash Stations Infosheet provides information about the organisms that can
grow in stagnant water, how to prevent them from growing, and how to recognize
infection signs and symptoms.

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