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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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The Worker Experience Round Table

The Worker Experience Round Table
Event on 2016-05-03 15:00:00
Join us in Dallas and learn from industry thought leaders how you can leverage the techniques and tools behind a great Worker Experience to boost employee engagement and ultimately create powerful brand advocates. See demonstrations of what’s possible for Worker Experience in the digital age, get actionable insights from industry experts, and be the first to hear about groundbreaking trends — all to help you innovate and win in the ever-changing digital landscape. AGENDA 3:00 PM – Registration & Refreshments 4:00 PM – The Virtuous Cycle: The impacts of Worker Experience on Customer Experience 4:20 PM – Critical Touchpoints on the Worker Experience Journey 5:00 PM – Reception 

at NYLO Hotel
8201 Preston Drive
Plano, United States


NH Radio Shack worker charged with staging robbery

NH Radio Shack worker charged with staging robbery
A Radio Shack employee has been charged with staging a robbery at the Concord, N.H., store.
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Sharks at Columbus
SHARKS AT COLUMBUSFaceoff: 4 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.TV: CSNCA.Radio: 98.5.Blue Jackets update: Like the Sharks, Columbus will be playing in the second half of a back-to-back, having won in Pittsburgh 4-1 on Tuesday night.
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NH Police Say Radio Shack Robbery Was Inside Job
A Radio Shack employee has been charged with staging a robbery at the Concord, N.H., store. And police are looking for a second man they say was involved in the crime.
Read more on CBS Boston


Migratory worker, FSA … camp, Robstown, Tex. (LOC)

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Migratory worker, FSA … camp, Robstown, Tex. (LOC)
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Col. Clinton McKamey Winkler, Corsicana, Texas Historical Marker
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Picture A Day April 12, 2010 – Texas Star Hibiscus at Cheapside, Texas
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How much does a securitas worker make in dallas?

I am currently working at securitas in battle creek mi and will be re-locating to Dallas Shortly. My current rate of pay is 9/hr but i’ve heard since the cost of living is highter there their hourly rate goes up. If you know how much a security guard typically gets payed in Dallas. Please let me know. Thanks! Also, you could tell me a little about Dallas too if you wanted! I could use all the info I can get! Thanks!!


Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a f

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Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas (LOC)

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