Safety and Savings Tips For December 2013, from All Safety Products, Inc.Eye Wash Stations Are Critical to Working in Chemical Environments
Protecting eyesight is very important, thus making eye wash stations critical when working around chemicals. Most chemical work environments require their employees to wear safety glasses, but we all know accidents can happen and eyewash stations provide an effective means of emergency treatment for when chemicals come into contact with the eyes.
The first fifteen seconds following exposure are critical and having a professional eyewash station is just what you need! Along with emergency drench showers and other safety products, All Safety Products, Inc. can provide you with a professional eyewash station and equipment. All Safety Products, Inc. carries a complete line of eyewash stations, including portable, wall mount, heat-traced drench showers and faucet mount models. Our gravity flow portable wash station meets the 15-minute flow time requirement so your people can rest assured that they will get the aid they need in case of an emergency, and OSHA requirements will be satisfied!
Eye Wash Vs. Drench Shower
In addition to an eye wash station, you may also want to invest in an emergency drench shower. This would help in the event an employee was exposed to harmful chemicals outside of the eye area. This type of prevention tool is also effective for managing clothing fires and removing contaminants.
Please visit this link for our assortment of eye wash stations and equipment.
Any of the drench showers, and wall mount models we sell meet the flow rates established by ANSI Z358.1-1998. They come in either ABS plastic or stainless steel.
Our gravity flow portable eye wash station (model 5135) meets the 15 minute flow time required and is made of a durable ABS plastic. Eye wash preservative (5136) for the portable eye wash station is also available to extend the life of the water supply to 90 days.
All Safety Products, Inc's Commitment to Providing Quality Eyewash Stations
All Safety Products, Inc. provides a complete line of eyewash stations, drench showers and eyewash equipment including portable, wall mount, faucet mount, heat-traced and floor mount models. Whether you are looking to replace an old, dilapidated wall-mount version, pedestal mount, heat-traced, faucet mount, drench shower or simply looking to amend some of the violations presented by an OSHA inspector, we can help. These items are available in wall-mount, portable, floor mount (pedestal mount) and drench shower styles.
Using ladders safely prevents serious injuries
Falling off a ladder-even a small one-can injure you badly or even kill you. That's why using ladders carefully is so important.
Choose Your Ladder Wisely
The type of ladder you choose-stepladder, straight ladder, or extensionladder-will depend on the job you need to do and how high you need to be to do it.
Always make sure that the ladder you choose is the right height for the job.
And before you use it, give it a quick safety check.
- Are the rungs or steps firm and unbroken? Are they clean and free of dirt and grease?
- Does it have nonslip safety feet in good condition?
- If it's a stepladder, does it have a spreader to lock the ladder open?
- Does it have braces to keep the rails from swaying?
- If it's an extension ladder, is the rope in good condition?
- Are the rope and pulleys working smoothly?
Set It Up Right
Here are some important points to keep in mind when setting up straight ladders and extension ladders. (The first two points apply to stepladders, too.)
- Place the ladder on a level surface.
- Use wide boards under the feet if you are on soft ground.
- Place the feet parallel with the top support.
- Leave at least 3 feet of extension above the top point of support.
- Anchor the ladder at the top, and have someone hold the bottom for you.
- Make sure the base of the ladder is placed 1 foot out from the wall for every 4 feetof the ladder's height. (An easy way to do this is to count the number of rungs from the ground to the support point at the top and divide by 4.
- Example:8 rungs = 2 feet. Keep the ladder 2 feet from the wall.) Remember, a fall from a ladder can leave you laid up for days or weeks with broken bones, back injuries, or worse. Make sure you're safe every time you climb.
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