Many chemicals, such as acids and bases, are corrosive and can easily damage employees’ skin and eyes. The severity of damage depends on how strong the chemical is, how long contact is maintained, and what actions are taken after contact is made.
The first 10 – 15 seconds after exposure to a hazardous substance are critical. Delaying treatment may cause serious injury. Eye wash stations and safety showers provide on-the-spot decontamination, allowing employees to flush away hazardous substances that can cause injury.
In this week’s training short, learn about the proper eye wash and shower procedures in the event of exposure.