Scope

This manual presents criteria for eyewash and shower equipment for the emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to chemicals. The following types of equipment are covered: eyewash equipment, safety showers, combination shower and eyewash or eye/face-wash equipment, and drench hoses. Minimum regulatory requirements for emergency eyewash and shower equipment are outlined in 29 CFR 1910.151 (Federal) and 8 CCR 5162 (California). Specific application, installation, and operation decisions are best determined through consultation with EH&S.