Even with the best engineering controls, accidental chemical exposures happen. Emergency showers and eyewash stations play the largest and most important role in proper first aid protocols and are an essential tool for reducing workplace injuries. In fact, when an emergency rinsing station is used, deep tissue burns from acids are reduced from 63 percent to 12.5 percent. The number of days in the hospital are also reduced with proper emergency treatment from 20.5 to 7.5 days.
Emergency showers and eyewash systems provide on-the-spot decontamination, allowing workers to flush away hazardous substances that can lead to critical injuries.