Emergency eyewash and showers should be available when working with hazardous chemicals. Safety showers will be tested by ehs due to the need for special equipment to contain the discharge water.
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Safety shower inspection checklist. There are two types of emergency showers. Press handle to activate eyewash. An emergency shower permanently connected to a continual source of potable water.
Hrd whs gui 5032 emergency eyewash station and safety shower guidelines 2016 june page 2 of 15. Environmental health and safety ehs will perform annual inspections on eyewashes and safety showers. Ensure that access to the shower is clear of any obstructions.
You can also use a weekly checklist below to help ensure the proper operation of a unit in an emergency. Tags are available free of charge from the safety office ext. Eyewash ensure clear access with no obstructions.
Evaluate adequate flow streams of water should. Annual eyewash test 1. Emergency eyewashes showers.
The routine inspection should include at a minimum the following. Refer to eyewash and shower station weekly inspection check list appendix a. Hardcopies of this document are.
Safety risk management policies and procedures emergency eye wash shower policy and procedure 10. Maintain an inspection tag for this monthly testing. Please print and use the attached checklist that includes the reminders below.
Place dishpan or bucket under drainpipe to collect the water. Osha requires eyewash and showers to be unobstructed and functional. Flush eyewash stationss weekly and check for the following.
The eyewash and shower station weekly inspection check list eg appendix a should be filled in with the date of inspection and the initials of the inspector. This checklist can serve as a starting point for designing emergency eyewash and shower systems. Departments shall conduct and document weekly inspections of eyewasheswithin the workspaces they manage.
Legal requirements the occupational safety and health act of 1970 was enacted. In this checklist we have summarized and graphically presented the provisions of the standard. Check lists should be available in the lab for verification during routine safety compliance inspections.
Verify that flow is continuous from both eyepieces. Maintain and file the written inspection checklist inspection for all testing for auditing. It helps users select install operate and maintain emergency eye wash and shower equipment.
Visually inspect the shower to ensure that there are no broken parts pipe damage leakage etc. Ensure the shower is within 10 seconds of hazard. Verify that bowl and spouts are clean and free of trash.