Safety

Q: What is the OSHA regulation for emergency eyewash station testing frequency?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 23, 2005

A: OSHA's medical services and first aid standard (1910.151) does not address testing. The American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) emergency eyewash and equipment standard does. ANSI says you should

  • test showers and eyewash stations at least weekly
  • inspect showers and eyewash stations annually for compliance with ANSI product specifications
OSHA references the ANSI standard, but doesn't require compliance with it.

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