Eyewashes and Emergency Showers

  • 6 topics | 25m 59s
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  • Transcripts
The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance, especially a corrosive substance, are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may cause serious injury. In this course, you'll learn about the regulatory agencies that set standards for eyewashes and emergency showers. You'll also learn about common equipment requirements as well as safe practices to follow. Additional course content covers the best actions to take in an emergency along with eye and skin flushing procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify where eyewash facilities are required per the regulations
  • identify common equipment requirements
  • identify requirements for eyewashes and emergency showers
  • identify safe practices to prevent accidents
  • recognize eyewash and skin flushing procedures
  • identify ways to prevent accidents and recognize actions to take in case of an emergency


  • Rinse and Drench Facility Regulations
  • Common Equipment Requirements
  • Knowledge Check: Requirements for Eyewash Stations
  • Safe Practices
  • Actions to Take in Different Types of Emergencies
  • Knowledge Check: Prevent and Deal with Accidents