Better eyewash stations reduce injury
An eyewash station designed for treating chemical eye burns should be placed where a person in mid-emergency will find it easily and it must be operable without mistakes or confusion in a moment of crisis.
Imants Stiebris, BS, MBA, is Director of Global Safety Sales for Speakman Company, a 143-year-old, family-owned business that is an industry leader in design and manufacture of plumbing fixtures for safety applications. Stiebris is chairman of the International Safety Equipment Association’s (ISEA) ANSI Z358.1 Shower & Eyewash Product Group (the body responsible for maintaining and publishing the standard), and was a member of the organization’s board of trustees from 2004–2007. Steven H. Miller, CDT, is an award-winning writer and photographer, and a marketing consultant specializing in issues of the construction industry.