Safety Shower & Eyewash Station Recommendations

Safety Shower & Eyewash Station ANSI Recommendations

Safety Shower in Use at Industrial Plant

Does your facility comply with industry standard safety recommendations for emergency safety shower and face/eyewash stations?

Any industrial facility that handles hazardous chemicals, debris, or other corrosive material must take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their employees. Installing a face/eyewash station that meets the appropriate flow requirements recommended by the ANSI is the first step to a safe working environment.

ANSI Z358.1-2014 Standard Flow & Temperature Recommendations:

  • Flow requirement for safety showers min. of 20 GPM at 30 PSI
  • Flow requirement for eyewash min. of 0.4 GPM at 30 PSI
  • Flow requirement for safety shower/eyewash station combination min. of 3.0 GPM at 30 PSI
  • Temperature requirement for all emergency station outputs uninterrupted tepid water (60-100°F [16-38°C]) flow for at least 15 minutes.

Failing to meet these flow and temperature recommendations can result in serious long-term damage to the users eyes, skin, limbs or other body parts due to scalding or insufficient removal of hazardous material.

To ensure an emergency fixture is able to meet the minimum-flow requirements as detailed by ANSI’s Z358.1-2014 standard, it’s important to consider plumbing line size, water quality and the tepid water delivery system being used. Click here to see what ANSI z358.1-2014 recommends.

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Using a facilities existing steam and water supply, ThermOmegaTech®’s Therm-O-Mix® Station instantaneously delivers tepid water for safety showers and eyewash stations, while conforming to OSHA and ANSI recommendations for both flow and water temperature. Learn More.