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An eye wash station is necessary in all industries that handle chemicals and hazardous materials.  The temperature of the flushing fluid is just as important outdoors as indoors.  Most are concerned about the temperature in the winter going below 60 degrees and not being ANSI compliant, but another concern is the flushing fluid exceeding 100 degrees.  This can happen in industrial areas without air conditioning and outdoors where sun  exposure heats the water to uncomfortable levels.  When installing an eye wash station, take into consideration all seasons and climate changes.

Emergency Eyewash Stations

Eyewash Stations

OSHA Emergency Eyewash Stations Will Keep Your Workers Safe and Your Business ANSI Z358.1-2014 Compliant. We can help you choose the best eye wash station for your facility.


HOW TO BE OSHA AND ANSI COMPLIANT


The ANSI Z358.1-2014 Standard (Emergency Eyewash Station Requirements) sets fourth guidelines to follow for proper location and placement of this safety equipment.   Each type of OSHA & ANSI compliant eye wash station has a different maintenance schedule that ensures the unit is in proper working order in case of emergency.  There are plumbed eyewash stations which draw tap water from the pipes in a building and portable eyewash stations that are self-contained with their own solutions that do not require the use of water plumbed-in from your building.

ANSI Z358.1-2014 Standard Made Simple
   
  • An eye wash station should be installed at "accessible" locations and reachable within ten seconds
  • Both a plumbed and self-contained eye wash station should deliver a 15 minute continuous flow
  • These units should be installed wherever caustic or hazardous substances are present
  • Check all relevant MSDS sheets at your facility to determine if the chemical or substance requires 15 minute eye flushing
  • An eyewash should have an on-off valve that activates within one second or less with a single motion
  • This safety equipment must be located in an area free of obstructions because this could inhibit immediate use
  • An emergency shower and an eyewash must have a flushing fluid temperature between 60º F and 100ºF.
For more detail of the ANSI Standard Requirements, click here on our article: What OSHA and ANSI Say...



SHOULD I PURCHASE PLUMBED OR PORTABLE?


When purchasing an eye wash station it seems there are so many choices which can make it difficult to decide on the right unit.  Remember that these units are ANSI compliant but you as the end user have to ensure that the unit remains compliant by installing the unit properly.  It is your responsibility to make sure the unit is installed according to the standard.


Plumbed: If it is determined that the water supply is sufficient for a plumbed unit, an assessment of the area and space is needed in order to install an eyewash station while taking into account the proper drainage. 

  1. Drainage: Although ANSI Z358.1 does not dictate how drainage should be handled, consideration should be given to not creating a fall hazard.  When activated, a plumbed unit dispenses flushing fluid at a rate of over 3 gallons per minute.  Over a period of 15 minutes, that equates to over 45 gallons of water that needs to be contained and/or drained.  Before purchasing, consult with your facility manager what the costs would be to run the proper water and drainage lines.
  2. Space & Accessibility: When considering the location, the space needed to install the unit needs to be enough so that it is not closed in and surrounded by objects, walls, doorways, steps or any obstruction.  Remember that the injured person probably cannot see well when needing emergency eye flushing.  From any direction in the room an injured individual needs a clear passage to the eye wash station so that other injury does not occur.  So do not compromise the installation location just because there is a drain in a location that harbors obstruction.
  3. Temperature:  Quite often cold water is the only water available to route to the eyewash.  If that is the case, and your water temperature is less than 60 degrees fahrenheit, then an eyewash heater would be the choice.  If there is cold and hot water, then a thermostatic mixing valve would be needed to blend the water together to the temperature between 60 and 100 degrees.
  4. Cost:  When you combine all of these factors above, a plumbed unit can be costly up front.  The advantage is that the unit has a continuous supply of water in the event of an emergency.  Maintenance includes a simple weekly flushing for 15 minutes.

Portable:  If there is no access to a water supply, then a portable unit is the way to go.  An assessment of the area and space is again needed but in a different manner.  Drainage is also a consideration.

  1. Drainage: This is a factor to determine the correct portable unit.  Though the quantity of gallons dispensed is less than with a plumbed unit, the amount of gallons can range between 7 and 20 gallons.  The waste water would need to be contained.  Some units need a container placed under them as the water drops onto the floor and some have a drainage hole in the back so the water can be directed into a container.  There are also cartridge units that have drop-down reservoirs that capture the water.  With any of these, when considering a receptacle, it cannot be too large or an obstruction when the injured person approaches the eyewash.
  2. Space & Accessibility: Available wall space needs to be considered when installing a wall mounted unit.  Some units can be over 30 inches wide and/or tall. Pay attention to the measurements of the eyewash so that the proper eyewash is purchased.  Remember that it needs to be installed without obstruction and needs to be highly visible to all who are working in the proximity.
  3. Temperature: Quite often a portable unit is an easy way to become compliant as the temperature of the flushing fluid takes on the temperature of the room where it is installed.  As long as the temperature is between 60 and 100 degrees then the eyewash is compliant.  If the temperature of the room is below the range, then a heated unit would be needed.
  4. Cost: This is a relatively inexpensive way to become ANSI compliant.  The only other cost beside the eyewash unit would be the bacteriostatic solution that would need to be added to the tap water added to the unit unless it is a sealed cartridge unit.

For further help, please call our telephone number (866) 864-3495 if you have any questions.  We have 10 years of experience in the eyewash world to answer any questions you may have.  Also, please Visit our resource page for additional information. 

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Most Popular Z358.1 Compliant Portables

Sometimes choosing between portable eye wash stations can be confusing. To help you get a glimpse of what is available, we've displayed four (4) of our most popular units that customers have chosen as a best value for quality cost. You can also choose from the portable category above for all of the portable units. Contact us with any questions that you have and we will be happy to help!



Portable

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Speakman SE-4400 ANSI Compliant 9 Gallon Portable Eyewash Station

Speakman SE-4400 ANSI 9 Gallon Portable Eye Wash Station

Compact unit that can mount on wall or sit on table or shelf 
Regular Price: $194.00
Most Popular: $149.00
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Haws Portable Eyewash Station Model 7501

Haws 7501 Portable Eyewash Station

Compact & proven 9 gallon that hangs on the wall! 
Regular Price: $225.00
Just Reduced: $159.00
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Sellstrom 16 Gallon ANSI Portable Eyewash Station - 90320

Sellstrom 90320 ANSI 16 Gallon Portable Eyewash Station

GREAT PRICE for a 16 gallon portable unit! 
Regular Price: $298.00
LOWEST PRICE: $239.00
Speakman SE-4300 GravityFlo Portable Eyewash Station

Speakman SE-4300 GravityFlo Portable Eyewash Station Speakman SE-4300 GravityFl...

20 gallon unit that exceeds the ANSI 15 minute flush guideline 
Regular Price: $262.00
LOWEST PRICE: $169.00
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Fendall 1000 Pure Flow ANSI Cartridge Eyewash Station

Fendall Pure Flow 1000 Cartridge Eye Wash Station - 32-001000-0000

Maintenance only every 2 years! FREE SHIPPING 
Regular Price: $469.00
Just Reduced: $378.00
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Fendall Cartridge For Fendall Pure Flow 1000 Eyewash Station

Fendall Pure Flow 1000 Eyewash Cartridge 32-001050-0000

Installs easily into the Fendall 1000. FREE SHIPPING  
Regular Price: $209.00
Just Reduced: $169.00
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Fendall 2000 Sterile Eyewash Station # 32-0020000-0000

Fendall 2000 Sterile Eyewash Station - # 32-002000-0000

Slim design sterile cartridge system. FREE SHIPPING 
Regular Price: $469.00
Just Reduced: $389.00
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Fendall 2000 Sterile Eyewash Cartridge - # 32-ST2050-0000

Fendall 2000 Sterile Eyewash Cartridge - # 32-ST2050-0000

Quick installation into the Fendall 2000. FREE SHIPPING 
Regular Price: $350.00
SHIPPING INCLUDED: $274.00



Best Plumbed Wall-Mounted Deals

These 4 models are among the most widely used when it comes to installing a unit to your plumbing. Within the units below, you’ll find a basic plastic model with standard flushing heads ( Speakman SE-580), the Haws AXION with Plastic a bowl, Speakman's newest Optimus Eye & Face model, and the Opti Klens stainless steel model at the pricing level of a plastic unit. Call our experts to help with your decision!



Plumbed

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Speakman SE-580 Eyewash Station Wall Mounted w/Plastic Bowl

Speakman SE-580 Wall Mounted Eye Wash W/ Plastic Bowl

A high quality unit and the best price! FREE SHIPPING! 
Regular Price: $273.00
Most Popular: $172.00
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Haws AXION MSR™ ABS Plastic Eye/Face Wash, Model 7260B

Haws AXION MSR™ ABS Plastic EyeFace Wash, Model 7260B

Features the AXION Eyewash head with free shipping! 
Regular Price: $320.00
On Sale For: $233.24
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Speakman Optimus SE-1000 Eye and Face Wash Station

Speakman Optimus SE-1000 Eye and Face Wash Station

Can be installed at standard or ADA required height! 
Regular Price: $319.00
On Sale For: $239.00
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Opti Klens Stainless Steel Eyewash Station 1M

Opti Klens 1M Stainless Steel Eyewash Station

A stainless steel bowl at a bargain! FREE SHIPPING! 
Regular Price: $265.00
Just Reduced: $189.00



Customer Favorite Faucet Style

There are considerable differences when choosing a faucet unit. Some models screw onto the tip of an existing faucet and others are a complete unit with the faucet and eyewash combined to allow independent functioning of each component. We are here to help you with your decision based on your needs and your budget!



Faucet Eye Wash Stations

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Opti-Klens lE Eyewash W/ Eliminator Valve - Faucet Eyewash For Sinks and Laboratories

Opti-Klens lE Faucet Mounted Eyewash W/ Eliminator Valve

Attaches easily to almost any faucet in minutes! 
Regular Price: $88.00
Just Reduced: $69.00
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Haws AXION eyePOD

Haws AXION eyePOD™ Faucet Mounted Eyewash Station

Automatically shuts off at 100 degrees to prevent scalding 
Price: $192.00
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Speakman Eyewash Eyesaver Faucet SEF-1800 ANSI Z358.1 Eyewash

Speakman Eyesaver Faucet SEF-1800

Many varieties to fit your sink. Free Shipping! 
Regular Price: $769.00
On Sale For: $489.00
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Speakman SEF-1850 Combination Eye Wash and Lab Faucet

Speakman SEF-1850 Combination Eye Wash and Lab Faucet

Newest addition to Speakman's faucet combination units 
Regular Price: $664.00
On Sale For: $449.00


Perfect For The Lab

These four units are great for a lab. They can be easily be installed and don’t take up a lot of space which is perfect for this type of setting. There are swing away models that mount on the side of the deck or counter, swing down units from the back of the sink and wall mounted units. Call us to help you find the correct one for your environment and space..



Lab Eyewash Stations

Haws Swing-Away Sink Mounted Eye/Face Wash Station -7612 & 7612LH

Haws Swing-Away Sink Mounted Eye/Face Wash Station -7612

Offered in Right or Left Hand Operation 
Regular Price: $425.00
On Sale For: $363.37
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Speakman Wall Mounted SE-575 Laboratory Eyewash

Speakman Wall Mounted SE-575 Laboratory Eyewash

Wall Mounted for Lab Use 
Regular Price: $308.00
On Sale For: $208.99
Speakman SE-573 Sink Mounted Eye/Face Wash

Speakman SE-573 Sink Mounted Eye/Face Wash

Simply pull down over sink to activate 
Regular Price: $514.00
On Sale For: $369.15
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Speakman SE-572 Counter Top Mounted Eyewash Station

Speakman SE-572 Counter Top Mounted Eyewash Station

Swivels into position over sink with push handle activation 
Regular Price: $404.00
On Sale For: $269.00


Ideal for Freezing & Cold Environments

To have an eye wash station deployed outdoors or in a cold or freezing environment, the flushing fluid needs to be heated in order to function and to be compliant. There are no additives available to accomplish this goal. The only way is to heat the unit and to be ANSI compliant, the water temperature needs to be between 60 & 100 degrees fahrenheit. We are here to assist you in choosing the best heated unit for your environment.



Heated Eyewash Stations

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Haws 9 Gallon Heated Portable Eyewash Station 7501FP

Haws 9 Gallon Heated Portable Eyewash Station - 7501FP

Heated version of the Haws 7501 at a great price. FREE SHIPPING! 
Regular Price: $1,300.00
WINTER SALE: $998.00
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Fendall Heated Porta Stream lll Portable Eyewash Station 32000310000

Fendall Freeze Protected Heated Porta Stream lll Portable Eyewash Station 320003...

Best heated unit for the harshest weather! 
Regular Price: $1,597.35
BLOWOUT PRICE!!: $1,425.00
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Encon  01104070 Heated Eye Wash Station

Encon Heated Gravity Fed Eyewash With Thermal Cover - 01104070

Class 1, Division 2 Unit with thermal cover 
Regular Price: $2,134.45
On Sale For: $1,895.00
Encon AQ100H130 Aquarion Portable Eye Wash with Heated Option

Encon Aquarion Portable Eye Wash with Heated Option AQ100H130

Only heated cartridge unit with heated jacket available today 
Regular Price: $3,812.00
On Sale For: $2,599.00

 


Do you need help choosing the best type of eyewash station?  Read our guide to give you a better understanding about the different types of units and how to choose one!

How To Choose One 





D
o your employees know how to use an eyewash station? They should be trained so that they know the basic procedure before an accident happens.

How To Use One
 
 


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