SETON Australia has a range of eyewash and shower devices that provide emergency first aid when an employee is exposed to hazardous substances. These substances may be present in solid, liquid, powder, mist or vapour form, and can cause severe injury to the eyes or skin.
Like other emergency devices the equipment is used infrequently but must be reliable when used. Emergency eyewash stations must be located near the hazard, have unobstructed access and be properly maintained so the station is ready for use in an emergency. Maintenance is important, so manuals are provided to help with inspection and maintenance procedures.
The company also supplies face shields, and safety glasses and goggles. Basic eye protection for anyone who walks into, or works in, a hazardous area includes safety glasses with side shields. Suitable face protectors must be provided where there is potential for injury to the face from molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapours, or potentially injurious light radiation.
By choosing the appropriate eye and face protection, employers can prevent the blindness and disfigurement that results from workplace accidents.