A chemical exposure accident may cause injuries to eyes, face and other parts of a human body. Eye injuries are serious and require immediate treatment. The emergency shower and/or eyewash station is a necessary first aid response to minimise the effects of a chemical exposure accident.
The initial 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, particularly a corrosive one, are crucial. Delaying treatment, may cause severe injury. Emergency shower and eyewash stations, available from Reflex Handling and Storage , provide on-the-spot decontamination and allow personnel to flush away hazardous substances that can cause injury. Medical help should be sought immediately after the first aid has been given.