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Emergency Eye Wash And Showers

All laboratories using hazardous chemicals , particularly corrosive chemicals, must have access to an eyewash and/or an emergency shower. Emergency eyewash and shower equipment must be readily accessible, free of obstructions and within immediate proximity to the hazard. The lid on the eyewash head must always be closed while not in use, to prevent dust particle accumulation

This important piece of emergency equipment is periodically inspected by LS, please report a detected malfunction to LS immediately.

For more information please see Emergency Procedures section.

Eyewash station and emergency shower are displayed on the figure below (Figure 4.6):

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Figure 4.6 Eyewash station and emergency shower

(Courtesy of Dekolab)

References and sources for information from the relevant websites and documentation of different universities, NGOs and government agencies used in the preparation of this website are provided at references.