Eye/Face Protection

Five Best Practices for Emergency Eyewashes and Showers

August 30, 2022

By: Eric Clark, Contributor For many employers, selecting and maintaining safety equipment is a small component of their overall safety plan. There are many pre-emergency measures that are necessary to ensure a safe environment for team members, as well as meeting complex OSHA requirements. Emergency response can sometimes be an afterthought, as prevention is perceived…

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OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.102: Eye and Face Protection

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #8 The Risk Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. The majority of eye injuries result from small particles or objects – like dust, cement chips, metal slivers and wood chips – striking or…

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Eye Protection for Infection Control

August 2, 2022

Adapted from CDC information The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright, sustained and uncomfortable spotlight on the subject of infectious disease, but its spread has been a danger to humanity for as long as humanity has existed. While the respiratory system is often perceived as the most likely transmission route, the mucous membranes of the…

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Don’t Tolerate Fog and UV Rays – Spike Them

June 22, 2022

Brass Knuckle®’s new Spike (BKADJ-5060AFP) eye protection combines a two-pronged strategy for vision protection with a legion of comfort features for the ultimate in customizable, long-wear glasses. Check out this abundance of leading features: the best anti-fog protection in the world, the highest UV protection available, and custom comfort at the temples, nose, and brow. As part of…

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Safety Glasses: Getting the Best Fit

May 4, 2022

Safety glasses aren’t one size fits all. These tips from PK Safety will help your team get glasses that fit properly. By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Not all eyewear is suited for all jobs. Just about anything that covers your eyes will offer some sort of protection against job hazards, but eyewear that’s not designed for…

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Take the Hassle Out of Emergency Eyewash with Radians Simplified and Compliant Eyewash System

April 7, 2022

Leading PPE manufacturer Radians recently launched its new 12-gallon gravity-fed eyewash station (REW01112) and mobile drain cart (REWCART), making compliance and maintenance easier for safety pros who need this kind of vision protection at the job site. Most safety pros would agree that the ANSI Z358.1 standard for emergency eyewash and shower equipment can be…

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Emergency Showers & Eyewashes: Location Matters

April 6, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi No matter how carefully thought out the engineering controls and work practices in your facility are, if there are hazardous substances present, there is also the possibility of accidental exposure to them. The first few moments after a worker has come into contact with a harmful chemical are crucial. Failure to get…

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Winning the War on Fog

January 25, 2022

Lenses can fog in almost every application. Going from cool to warm air. Going from outdoor to indoor environments. In high humidity. During strenuous work that causes perspiration. Even warm breath in a cool room or the heat rising from a motor can cause lenses to fog. Fog means double trouble. First, fog reduces visibility.…

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ANSI Z358.1-2014 – Emergency Eyewash & Shower Standard

January 3, 2022

Haws Services is a warranty and services provider for all brands of emergency shower and eye/face wash products to ensure your emergency equipment is ANSI-compliant and functioning properly. From start-up and commissioning to annual inspections and preventative maintenance, Haws Services’ experts specialize in emergency equipment.” Haws, 888-640-4297, www.hawsco.com History Emergency eyewash stations, as well as shower…

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Eye and Face Protection – Regulation 29 CFR 1926.102

September 1, 2021

Ranking: 9 A Workplace Story Barry Weatherall did wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while he prepared chemicals used for cleaning copper pipes. The plumbing and heating engineer added a neutralizing element to sulfuric acid and then left the immediate area to write a work procedure report while the chemicals neutralized. He removed his safety glasses,…

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