Portable, Wall Mount, and Pedestal/Floor Mount Eyewash Stations

Portable Eyewash Stations

Under 29 CFR 1910.151(c), OSHA specifies that "where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”

Eyewash stations give workers immediate access to clean water during emergencies when they must flush harmful substances from their eyes or skin.TRADESAFE’s portable eyewash stations do not require plumbing, which makes them easy to move around within the workplace. They offer reliable and long-lasting safety solutions for any workplace or facility where employees may be exposed to eye or skin injuries.


Wall-Mounted Eyewash Stations

Facilities may be designed with safety in mind, however, accidents still happen. Therefore, businesses should take every safety measure and necessary precautions to avoid or lessen unwanted injuries and hazards in the workplace. Emergency eyewash station is a reliable backup to minimize the effects of chemical exposures to workers’ eyes.

Wall-Mount Eyewash station is an easy-to-install and dependable eye washer suitable for any industry. This type of emergency eyewash station is most ideal for workplaces with tight conditions where portable eyewash may not be practical. With a wall-mounted eyewash station, every worker can immediately rinse their eyes or skin during exposure to corrosive materials.


Pedestal or Floor-Mounted Eyewash Stations

If there isn’t a space on a wall for wall-mounted eyewash stations, then a pedestal or floor-mounted eyewash is a suitable choice for an industrial workplace where plumbing comes up from the floor. A pedestal-mounted eyewash is a free standing unit mounted to the floor, which makes it convenient for workers to use during emergencies. Usually made of stainless steel or plastic, this type of eyewash station is guaranteed to be compliant with OSHA and ANSI standards.



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Eyewash Stations FAQs

How frequent should eyewash stations be checked and maintained?

One person in the workplace should be assigned to inspect every emergency eyewash station weekly. This person should make sure that each station is still functional according to ANSI Z358.1. ANSI further recommends a full annual inspection of all eyewash stations in the workplace.

Is training regarding the use of eyewash stations required for workers?

Every worker must be knowledgeable on what an eyewash station is for and how to use it. All workers should receive proper training on how to use the eyewash stations and where they are located. A printed instruction should be posted beside the emergency eyewash stations for the workers’ easy reference.

How to easily locate an emergency eyewash station?

Workers, especially new ones, may not always remember where the eyewash stations are located. Emergency eyewash stations should be located in areas with sufficient lighting and must include a highly visible sign.

What are the limitations of a portable eyewash station?

Unlike plumbed eyewash stations, a portable eyewash can only contain a limited amount of liquid solution. Therefore, it should be checked more frequently compared to pedestal-mounted or wall-mounted eyewash stations to make sure they never run out of water.

What areas in the workplace would usually require an eyewash station?

An emergency eyewash station should be available for the worker within 10 seconds of an eye injury. Therefore, each eyewash station should be strategically located within the workplace. The common work areas and operations where an eyewash station is required includes battery charging areas, laboratories, spraying operations, high dust areas, dipping operations, and hazardous substances dispensing areas.

What is considered a flushing liquid?

According to ANSI standard, a flushing liquid is any potable water, preserved water, preserved buffered saline solution, or other medically acceptable solutions. Additional local laws may apply in some cases.

Is there a required water temperature?

The 2014 ANSI standard recommends that water should be between 60-100 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperature higher than 100 degrees fahrenheit can enhance chemical interaction with the skin and eyes while water temperature less than 60 degrees fahrenheit can cause hypothermia.

TRADESAFE is an American brand based in the USA. We  help countless customers across the country comply with OSHA standards and maintain workplace safety. We guarantee outstanding service, compliance, functionality, and reliability. Our commitment to premium quality products is unparalleled. We only use the best materials and follow a strict quality control procedure. This is to make sure that our customers only get industrial safety devices and supplies that can truly help them to minimize workplace hazards. 

As a provider of industrial safety devices and supplies, we adhere to OSHA and ANSI standards to ensure every product we offer is precision-engineered to meet and exceed tough requirements. We offer three options for our eyewash stations: portable eyewash station, wall-mounted eyewash station, and pedestal eyewash station. Each of these emergency eyewash stations is designed to be able to withstand the demanding workplace environment and reliable during emergency situations.