What is the OSHA requirement for eyewash stations?

Eyewash stations are one of the most important safety features in a facility because they're used to flush out harmful substances from the eyes.

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151(c), the primary function of an eyewash station is to provide emergency relief for an individual who is experiencing irritation, inflammation, or other kinds of discomfort due to exposure to harmful substances. OSHA requires that there must be an eyewash station no more than 25 feet away from work areas.

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