Understanding the safety showers and eye washes Sai Systems
People working in the laboratory have to deal with hazards and harmful substances every day of work. Though the laboratory operatory is provided comprehensive training, ‘human error’ cannot be overlooked. When the laboratory operator is exposed to harmful or corrosive chemicals or materials, safety shower and eyewash in laboratory act as a first aid station for them.
Basic Information • SAI Systems and services explains below the in-depth understanding of safety showers andeyewash in laboratoryusage. • 1. The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance are critical where emergency safety showers and eyewash in the laboratory provide on the spot decontamination. • 2. There are various types of safety showers such as ceiling shower, floor-mounted combination safety shower and deck mounted. • 3. The various types of eyewash in the laboratory are gravity feed, faucet mounted, laboratory bench, swivel eyewash, and bowl mounted. • 4. Every type of safety shower and the eyewash in the laboratory have their specifications of usage according to the requirement. • The selection of proper emergency equipment is critical as an immediate aid can minimize the damage caused to the operators.