ANSI Z358.1 2009 Edition, titled “American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment,” is one of our top-sellers here at Document Center Inc. This standard sets the guidelines for eyewash and shower safety equipment fixtures, installation and training practices.
Different sections of the standard cover plumbed and self contained emergency showers, plumbed and self-contained eyewash equipment, eye/face wash equipment, combination units and supplemental equipment. Each addresses how the equipment should perform, as well as testing procedures to ensure proper operation, installation, maintenance and training.
The standard is especially important because it supplements 29CFR(1910.151), the OSHA requirement 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 emergency use.”
Since the Federal regulation does not offer any additional direction on how to provide suitable facilities, the ANSI-Z358.1 steps in with concrete information on how to insure that best practices are being met.
The document is co-numbered ANSI/ISEA Z358.1. ISEA is the actual standard developer, with ANSI providing adoption of the ISEA standard in order to elevate it to status of an American National Standard. In opting for ANSI adoption, ISEA has committed itself to a 5 year review cycle for the document, as well as an open public review process for each new issue prior to publishing.
ANSI-Z358.1, and all ANSI standards, are available from Document Center Inc. through our website, www.document-center.com. Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (email@example.com).