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Eyewash Stations

Q: Does an eyewash station need to be within OSHA time/distance travels for an outdoor generator having batteries that are not a sealed “maintenance-free” style? A: That is to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 13, 2021
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Q: We recently took a webinar that informed us that accreditation organizations have cited hospitals for not having "emergency eye/shower stations" at the generator for the lead-acid batteries (this could …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 19, 2020
Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities ManagemenEyewash Stations

Q: Is there a requirement to test eyewash stations annually? We do a weekly test for various items but are we required to conduct an annual test as well? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2019
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Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Oh gross.... How would you like to have to use an eyewash station and this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 26, 2018
ArticleEyewash StationsAccreditation

Q: Your articles on eye-wash station refers to the need to conduct a risk assessment. Where can I find such a document? A: There is no set form to use …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 20, 2018
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Q: I have been told several different ways that our facility didn't have an eye wash station in our janitor’s closet. So, I was told to purchase the single-use portable …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 20, 2017
ArticleEyewash Stations

When and where are eyewash stations required in a healthcare facility? That is one of the more frequent issues that healthcare professionals struggle with. There is a tendency to place …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 21, 2017
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Q: Where are eyewash stations required in a hospital/ambulatory care facility? A: They are required in areas where corrosive or caustic materials (i.e. chemicals) are used, stored or handled and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 13, 2017
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Q: Is it better to have an eye wash station that doesn't comply with ANSI standards or to remove eyewash stations from ambulatory clinics setting which may contradict Joint Commission …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2016
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Q: Does an eye wash station need to be mounted over a designated “clean sink” or can it be in any sink? Some of our Labs only have one sink, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 22, 2015
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Q: Are we required to have an eyewash station inside a kitchen? A: Maybe yes and maybe no…. It all depends on whether or not there are caustic or corrosive …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2015
Emergency Response Plan (Accreditation/CertificatiArticleEyewash Stations

Emergency showers are often found in hospital laboratories and at times, in plant operation areas. There seems to be some confusion about emergency showers and eyewash stations, and what is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 26, 2014
ArticleEyewash Stations

Eye wash stations are required wherever there is a possibility that caustic or corrosive chemicals could splash into the eye of an individual. It is important to note that blood …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 9, 2013
ArticleEyewash Stations

I was out all last week and when I returned to my office I was inundated with comments (complaints, really) as to why the portable squeeze bottles are not a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 15, 2012

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