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Eye Wash Stations Are Essential To Worker Safety

Eye wash Stations are among the most important safety fixtures in facilities where hazardous debris and chemicals can get into people’s eyes and harm them. If a person gets a hazardous substance in his or her eye, the station will immediately deliver a stream of water to the eyeball and wash the hazardous fluid or debris out of the eye socket.

Sometimes only seconds are available for the person to reach the station and rinse the eye before serious, or even permanent, damage is done. Because this is such a time critical issue, eye wash stations must strictly comply with a number of safety codes, among which are ANSI z358.1-2004 and OSHA codes.

They must also be easy for workers to locate, even if they have been partially blinded by something that has gotten in their eyes. For this reasons, fixtures are tested and tagged much like fire extinguishers so there will be no doubt as to their location, and no delay in getting to the station.

There are a number of facilities and organizations that use eye wash stations. Factories install them anywhere dust or chemicals could get in workers’ eyes. Chemical plants also install them anywhere liquids or strong fumes can irritate and burn eyes. Laboratories must use them to sanitize eyes exposed to experimental chemicals and substances.

Hospitals use them for sanitizing eyes that may have been exposed to fluids or chemicals related to patient care. Dentists must also use them because tooth debris can get into eyes and damage tissue if not washed out.

Not only do these emergency relief stations protect human welfare, but they also save organizations millions of dollars each year by averting workman’s compensation claims and possible lawsuits. They also help architects and builders meet code by ensuring that the work environment will be as safe as possible even in situation where things can and sometimes do go terribly wrong.

Most of the organizations above are required by law to install eye wash stations. There are many different designs to choose from, including, but not limited to, the following styles:

Wall Mount
Wall mounted units look much like lavatories and spray water upward. They are usually activated by a side handle

The pedestal design is intended to save space in close quarters. Unit activates by a large, high-profile push handle. Water pressure ranges from 30-90 PSI.

Cabinet Mount
The eye wash station actually resides in a recessed cabinet fitted into a wall. This is a super space saver for very small areas.

Swing Down
This is another cabinet mount design where the spray mounts stand vertically flush with the cabinet while not in use. To activate, the user swings the station down so the water can jet upward into the eyes.

Drench Showers
These units stand upright in places that cannot hold wall mounted units. They provide a deluge of water when the operating handle is pulled. Persons using this type of eye wash fountain stand under the water stream so both the eyes and face are cleansed of hazardous material.

Lab Eye Wash Stations
Some designs mount to standard and gooseneck faucets. The water is diverted from the faucet to the station heads when the unit is activated.

Portable Eyewashes
For places where workers move around a lot, or where permanent fixture housing is impractical, a variety of portable stations are available for emergency use.

Wall mount units are also manufactured in a number of barrier free designs. Barrier free simply means that the unit is specifically designed with ADA compliant features, including a minimum of 30 PSI water pressure, are required features of these product lines.

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Luther Vandross ft. Martha Wash – I Who Have Nothing

(Luther) I, I who have nothing I, I who have no one Adore you, and want you so I’m just a no one With nothing to give you But Ooh, I love you (Martha) She, she buys you diamonds Say they’re bright, they are bright sparkling diamonds But believe me, boy, Ooo boy, hear what I say She could give you the world But she’ll never love you the way That I love you, baby Bridge: (Both) You can go any place you want (Luther) To fancy clubs and restaurants (Both) But I can only watch you with her (Martha) My nose pressed up against the window pane (Luther) The window pane (Both) Ooo Yeah… Yeah (Both) I (Martha) Who have nothing (Luther) Nothing (Both) I (Luther) Who have no one (Luther) Must watch you (Martha) I will watch you, baby (Luther) Go passing by (Martha) But you don’t see me (Luther) Wrapped in the arms of (Both) Wrapped in the arms of somebody else (Luther) When darling it’s I (Martha) Who (Luther) Really loves you, baby (Martha) Really loves you, baby (Luther) I’m the one (Martha) I’m the one, I’m the one (Both) I want to be the one that you just can’t live without I want to be the one that you never feel no doubt I want to be the one that you let give you the lovin’ But, I have nothing (Martha) Nothing (Both) I want to be the one that you always want to be near I want to say the words that your body and soul need to hear I want to be the one that you let give you all the lovin’ But I have nothing Fade
Video Rating: 4 / 5


Laura Bush champions libraries during Vancouver, Wash., visit

Laura Bush champions libraries during Vancouver, Wash., visit
Former first lady and longtime reading and education advocate Laura Bush got an early understanding of the role of public libraries.
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Ashford Hospitality Trust Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) today announced that it priced its underwritten public offering of 7.5 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of .65 per share. Ashford granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.125 million shares to cover over-allotments, if any. Settlement of the offering is expected to …
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Celanese Announces Emulsions Price Increases for Americas and EMEA Regions
Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company and global leader in emulsion polymers, announced today it will increase the price of all emulsions sold in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa according to the below table, effective January 1, 2011, or as contracts allow.
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Should restaurants require customers to wash their hands before a meal?

Question by Nick K: Should restaurants require customers to wash their hands before a meal?
It seems like 95 percent of the people who eat in restaurants don’t wash their hands before starting a meal.

No wonder we spend so much on health care in the US.

Best answer:

Answer by Stimpson J. Cat
That’s ok, the people who prepare the food probably don’t wash their hands either. When you think about it, eating out is really a germfest.

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Tar Balls Wash Up on Texas Beach

Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill have been found on a Texas beach, and are the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has now reached all the Mexican Gulf states of the southern United States. (July 5)
Video Rating: 3 / 5

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Is this a hint of obamas tolerance for dissent? Kicking the Dallas morning news, and Wash. Times off his plane?

Question by Can I just Keep MY change: Is this a hint of obamas tolerance for dissent? Kicking the Dallas morning news, and Wash. Times off his plane?
They kicked the dallas morning news, the washington times and NY post reporters off their campaign plane because those papers had the temerity to come out in support of McCain….can you believe what kind of people we are really dealing with behind the smooth facade of obama? I’ve never heard of a presidential politician doing that before…

Best answer:

Answer by Explect
Shades of things to come.

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