Do I Need A Emergency Safety Shower At My Facility?
The workplace can be a dangerous place, it doesn’t matter how many safety protocols, engineering controls we take or regulations we follow, we know one constant is apparent, accidents do and will happen. How we respond to these incidents will determine the victim’s outcome and quite possibly your companies' future.
Why are emergency safety showers important?
Some of us may have heard a safety shower salesman and/or a health officer state the following blurb, “The first 10-15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause serious injury.”
Is he/she correct? Absolutely yes!
Emergency safety showers do provide on the spot decontamination, there is no arguing with that.
Accidental exposures still happen with the most stringent engineering and safety controls in place.