The Bel-Art Scienceware 248650000 eyewash station can be mounted on a wall near workplace hazards to provide immediate emergency flushing of particles or chemicals from the eye. It consists of a panel with a bottle holder, an eyewash bottle, a mirror, and displayed instructions for using and maintaining the bottle. The mirror can be used to check the eye after flushing. The bottle is made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for squeezability and resistance to chemicals. The bottle's built-in eyecup has a cap to prevent contamination of the eyecup. Since the bottle is squeezed to force the solution out, the person being treated can be vertical or horizontal. The bottle holds 16 ounces (500mL) of pre-mixed, pH-balanced, physiological saline solution (sold separately). The station measures 15 x 17-1/2 x 4 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) This emergency eyewash station supplements primary eyewash stations that meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z358.1-2009 for emergency eyewash and shower equipment.
Eyewash stations provide for emergency flushing of the eyes to remove chemicals or materials that can cause injury. They are placed near potential eye hazards in workplace environments for quick access, and can be either plumbed devices that draw tap water from a facility's plumbing or self-contained units with a supply of gravity-fed flushing solution that can be wall mounted or placed on mobile stands or carts for portability. Eyewash stations have a pair of nozzles that direct the flushing fluid upward at both eyes simultaneously, maintaining a constant flow rate and stream height. The flushing fluid used in portable stations is typically a preserved, physiological saline solution that must be periodically replaced. Eyewash stations are required by government agencies responsible for occupational safety, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and are found in industrial facilities, construction sites, and hospitals, among others.
Bel-Art Products manufactures scientific products, including labware, testing equipment, and safety supplies, under the Bel-Art and Scienceware brands. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Wayne, NJ.
What's in the Box?
- Bel-Art eyewash station
- 16 oz. (500 mL) eyewash bottle (empty)