What Are Some Requirements for OSHA-Approved Eye Wash Stations?


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As of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that eye wash stations activate in one second or less, flow between 33 and 53 inches above the work station, and deliver fluid non-stop for 15 minutes, among other requirements, claims Grainger.

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In addition, employees must be able to reach the station in 10 seconds or less.

Eye wash station standards apply to all industries in which employees interact with hazardous materials, such as the maritime and construction industries. In addition to installing eye wash stations, employers must train employees on emergency protocol and post first-aid instructions in high-risk areas, says OSHA. Employers also must provide approved protective eye wear.

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