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From the NIOSH Science Blog:
Workplace Health Is Public Health
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Cultures of Safety
Source: Industrial Safety and Hygiene News
Source: EHS Today Magazine
Signs of a Healthy
Source: Mental Health America
Source: Industrial Safety and
Hand-Protection 101: How to
Develop a Workplace Hand-Safety Program
Source: Zero Excuses -
Campaign for Hand Safety
Advocates for Greater Safety in
the Latino Workforce Launch Campaign to Prevent Workplace Falls
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As I see it ...
It is May 2013. May Day (May 1) is also known as International Workers' Day - a celebration of the international labor movement. It is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and is celebrated unofficially in many more. Concern for workers has been and continues to be a driving force behind the growth of the safety products industry. Certainly there are compliance issues (OSHA carries a big stick) and financial issues (lost time, medical costs, insurance costs) but the true bottom line issue is the commitment of safety professionals to do everything possible for workers to return home healthy and safe at the end of their work shift. It is a true and truly equal partnership involving and engaging the employer, the safety products supplier, and the worker. Like a three-legged stool, all must be equally committed to the process or it falls over. Mayday (as one word) is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal, derived from the French "m'aider", meaning "help me". There is a safety connection here, too. While we all try to avoid emergencies, the concept of "help me" can certainly relate to industrial safety. Help me keep my facility safe. Help me keep my workers safe. Help me with the products and services to enable me (the worker) to do my job safely and productively. Help me (your safety products supplier) provide you with the most appropriate and cost-effective products for your application by sharing information. We can help, because that's where we have the experience and expertise to assist. We are Saf-T-Gard, - passionate about industrial safety for 4 generations.
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Question and Answer
Question - We are installing a spray booth in our facility for use with lacquer and contact adhesive. A local building inspector indicated that we are required to have a shower and eyewash station in the vicinity of the spray operation. Do OSHA regulations require a shower and eyewash station, and if so, what are the design and use specifications for the shower and eyewash station?
Answer - The
OSHA regulations for spray finishing operations using flammable and combustible
materials can be found at 29 CFR 1910.107. While this standard contains a number
of provisions relevant to the operation that you have described, it does not
require an emergency eyewash or shower in the vicinity of spray finishing
operations using flammable and combustible materials. The OSHA requirements for
emergency eyewashes and showers, found at 29 CFR 1910.151(c), specify that
"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." As the
standard states, an eyewash and/or safety shower would be required where an
employee's eyes or body could be exposed to injurious corrosive materials. If
none of the materials used in this work area is an injurious corrosive (as
indicated by the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each product), then an
emergency eyewash or shower would not be required pursuant to 1910.151(c).
While not having the force of a regulation under the OSH Act, the current ANSI standard addressing emergency eyewash and shower equipment (ANSI Z358.1-2004) provides for eyewash and shower equipment in appropriate situations when employees are exposed to hazardous materials. ANSI's definition of "hazardous material" would include caustics, as well as additional substances and compounds that have the capability of producing adverse effects on the health and safety of humans. ANSI's standard also provides detail with respect to the location, installation, nature, and maintenance of eyewash and shower equipment.
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