Bel-Art Scienceware 248801023 pH-neutralizing eyewash is a 4.9% sterile phosphate buffer solution that neutralizes harmful acids and alkalis. It comes in a squeezable bottle with an eyecup that can be used as a standalone emergency eyewash bottle or as a refill bottle for a Bel-Art Plum eyewash station (sold separately). A cap on the eyecup reduces the risk of contamination. The 200mL bottle is small enough to fit in a first aid kit or toolbox. Since the bottle is squeezed to force the solution out, the person being treated can be vertical or horizontal. The solution has a three-year shelf life from the date of manufacture and requires no maintenance. This pH-neutralizing eyewash solution 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?
- (3) 200mL bottles of eyewash