What type of water goes in eye wash station?

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What type of water goes in eye wash station?

tap water
While some self- contained and all plumbed eyewash stations use tap water as the primary flushing fluid, most self- contained stations–portable or wall-mounted–use a buffered saline solution that is either stored in sealed, replaceable fluid cartridges or a concentrated formula mixed with potable water.

What is eye wash solution made of?

What’s in Eyewash Solutions? Most of the products you’ll find at the drugstore are about 99% purified water. But they can have small amounts of other ingredients, too, including trace amounts of salt and boric acid.

Can you use tap water for eye wash?

Because tap water’s pH and osmotic pressure (isotonicity) is incompatible with that of the eye, flushing with it can disrupt the eye’s protective epithelial layer and cause further damage to the already injured eye.

Can you use distilled water for eyewash station?

As distilled water is very hypotonic, with 0 osmolality, and has no protective ion composition, buffering capacity, or antioxidant properties for intraocular tissues, unlike aqueous humor or BSS, intraocular infusion of distilled water may damage intraocular tissues, including the corneal endothelium.

Does saline eye wash expire?

The shelf life for most personal eyewash bottles is between two and three years from the date of manufacture. The expiration date will normally be printed on the bottle for easy identification. Expired bottles must be replaced.

How often do portable eyewash stations need to be inspected?

every week
According to ANSI/ISEA Z358. 1-2004, plumbed emergency eyewash and eye/face wash stations should be visually inspected and activated every week. Equipment requires annual servicing to ensure effective operation. Proper training covering the location and use of the eyewash is also vital during an emergency.

What are OSHA requirements regarding an eyewash unit?

The OSHA requirements for emergency eyewashes and showers, found at 29 CFR 1910.151(c), specify that “where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate …