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Eyewash Stations: An Indispensable Safety Equipment in Healthcare Settings

Eyewash stations provide immediate de-contamination when the eyes come in contact with chemicals, acids or other corrosive substances. After exposure to these substances, the first 10-15 seconds are crucial, as delaying treatment further can lead to serious eye injuries or even blindness. An eyewash station can quickly remove harmful substances and prevent injuries that might require complicated surgical procedures. By placing an eyewash station in a clinical laboratory, it can ensure that hospital professionals have immediate access to first aid if harmful substances enter their eyes. 

What Are Eyewash Station Requirements? 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a U.S agency that enforces the rules and regulations related to workplace safety. These regulations ensure the safety of employees while minimizing any chances of accidents. The OSHA requirements for eyewash stations are:


An Eyewash station should be placed approximately 55 feet from where hazardous substances are being utilized. The eye wash faucet should be easily accessible during an emergency


The eyewash station should be clearly marked so that employees can find them easily when required. 

Water or Eyewash Solution

The eyewash station should provide a continuous stream of clean water or eyewash solution for at least 15 minutes so that the eyes can be effectively flushed. 

Hands-free Operation

There should be a provision for hands-free operation in the eyewash station so that users can focus on keeping their eyes open during the cleaning process. 

Nozzle Height and Design

The nozzles of the eyewash station should be placed 33-53 inches above the floor and designed to prevent further injuries to the eye. 

Regular Inspections

Regularly inspect the eyewash station faucet mount to ensure it is clean, functional, and ready to use during an emergency. 

Employee Training

Employees should be trained on how to use the eyewash station and locate and activate it during an emergency. They should also be made aware of the importance of seeking medical attention immediately after using it. 

Why Choose Eyewash Stations from Broadway Medical Supply?

Accidental exposure to chemicals, biological agents and harmful substances can still occur even with the use of PPE equipment and the presence of other safety precautions. Eyewash stations can be a backup in such situations to prevent further damage to the eyes. Broadway Medical Supply offers an eyewash station that quickly flushes the eyes to eliminate any contaminants that may be causing discomfort or pain. Among the product range, you can find eyewash stations and accessories, such as eyewash solutions that come in a squeeze bottle for easy application during emergencies.