Forklift Eye Wash Station
The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying first-aid treatment, even for a few seconds, can result in a serious injury. Emergency eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination and cleansing. They allow workers to wash away any hazardous substances that can cause an injury. Made with durable materials the Yellow Bowl™ Forklift Eye Wash Station is great for the warehouse or manufacturing plant. Its yellow stainless steel bowl makes it visible even at a distance.
Plumbed Eye Wash: An eye wash unit permanently connected to a source of potable water. Gravity-Feed Eye Wash: An eye wash device that contains its own flushing fluid and must be refilled or replaced after use.
A. Positioned 33″–45″ from floor.
B. Positioned at least 6″ from wall or nearest obstruction.
C. 0.4 gallons per minute (GPM) for 15 minutes for plumbed units shall provide flushing fluid at 30 PSI.
D. 0.4 gallons per minute (GPM) for 15 minutes for gravity-feed units.
A. Activate in 1 second or less.
B. Stay-open valve (leaving hands free).
A. Eyewash equipment shall be located in an area that requires no more than 10 seconds to reach. *Consult a medical professional to determine the appropriate distance for harsh acids and caustics (high hazard=closer distance).
B. The location of the eye wash unit shall be in a well-lit area and identified with a sign.
C. Eyewash equipment shall be on the same level as the hazard.
4. Maintenance and Training
A. Plumbed eye wash units shall be activated weekly to verify proper operation.
B. Gravity-feed units shall be maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
C. All employees who might be exposed to a chemical splash shall be trained in the use of the equipment.
D. All eyewash equipment shall be inspected annually to make sure they meet ANSI Z358.1 requirements