Post an Eye Wash Station sign to identify and direct to where visitors and staff can find an eye wash station in case of expose to chemicals or another eye-related injury.
This interior sign can minimize confusion and even save a life. OSHA requirements, and other workplace safety guidelines based on your business’s operations, direct eye wash station and related equipment requirements.
What are eye wash stations?
Eye wash stations contain both an eye wash sink and shower designed to flush toxic chemicals out of the eyes and face. They look like a sink with two heads that point upwards with many small holes in them. A yellow push lever on the side triggers the heads to spray 99% sterile water. Located above the sink, there is commonly another yellow shower for the eyes and body. It functions by pulling a lever down to release sterile water. The sterile water helps to clear the eyes and body of whatever chemical exposure occurred.
Any workplace using hazardous materials, especially corrosive chemicals, is required to have eyewash stations to ensure worker safety. In some situations, eye wash kits are used for work outside or on the go. They look like green toolboxes, containers, or holsters that contain bottles of sterile water that can be sprayed into eyes or onto the body.
Where are eye wash stations required?
Eye wash and eye shower stations are required by the IBC in Group I-2 occupancies and Group I-5 occupancies. OSHA states in 29 CFR 1910.151(c) of its regulations that these stations are required in facilities “where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.” More importantly, taking care of personnel in event of chemical exposure should be part of any business that uses chemicals. Cross training of personnel in how to use eye wash stations and how to help if someone is exposed should be conducted on a regular basis.
What are the regulations regarding eye wash station signs?
ANSI Standard Z358.1-2004 states that eye wash and/or eye shower stations must be at accessible locations and reachable within 10 seconds. Additionally, it states that the station should be located on the same level as the hazard and be able to found as personnel scramble in a emergency.
The signs indicating an eye wash station location should be highly visible and in a well-lit area. Ideally, one of the eye wash station signs sits atop the location of the eye wash station, and other directional signs are dispersed throughout the facility.
What do eye wash station signs look like?
Most commonly, there are large green projecting signs stating “emergency eyewash station” with large white font. The size of letters on eye wash station signs should be sufficient to be easily read across your facility. A good rule of thumb is 1 inch of letter height for each 10 feet your target audience is away. Eye wash stations almost always have a picture of either an eye or face being sprayed with water. The ADA requires braille signage identifying any permanent room or space. In some cases, this means that your eyewash station must also have a tactile sign.
In addition to an ADA-compliant sign, there are other options to consider in order to increase eyewash station accessibility and safety. First, making the sign 3-D or having it protrude from a wall end enables people to locate it from many angles. To combat the dark, some of AED signs are glow in the dark. Finally, it is practical but not required for AED signs to be bilingual, further maximizing the reach of these signs.
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ADA compliant signage
Eye Wash Station signs are not always regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Other signs in your building may be regulated by the ADA. From grade 2 braille and compliant fonts, to proper spacing and contrast, our signs meet federal signage requirements. For easy to understand regulations information, please review our ADA Sign Requirement FAQs.
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Many clients order office signs with foam tape, in which case your signs arrive with double sided foam tape pre-applied. To install your signs, simply remove tape backers, apply a circle of silicone and press your sign against the wall or door for 5 seconds.
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If your Eye Wash Station signage is being applied to glass, just let us know and we’ll provide a thin wood backer for a nominal fee. A backer on the other side of the glass covers up foam tape for a polished look.