Eye Treatment

Eyewash units/emergency showers must be installed or placed in well-lit areas free from obstacles, and with prominent signage, so that a person with an eye injury can find it. It must be able to be activated in one second or less.

In order to determine the best type of equipment for a specific workplace, employers should conduct a site evaluation. During the evaluation, at-risk areas and potential hazards can be identified, as well as the emergency needs of those areas.

If employees are working with highly corrosive chemicals, employers should install equipment right next to the hazard. If multiple employees are exposed to the chemicals, there should be enough stations for all to access.