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KL Lab Supplies Sdn Bhd is a manufacturer of laboratory service fittings, PP chemical resistant plumbing systems, PP Chemical Resistant Pipes, Chemical Resistant Fans, Fumecupboards, PPR piping systems, Emergency Showers and Emergency Eyewash.

Founded by Mr Tan Teck Ann in 2005, KL Lab aims to be the one stop center for laboratory engineering supplies.

Emergency Showers and Eyewash in Occupational Health Safety

Emergency shower and eyewash is special equipment found at work areas such as battery charging areas, laboratories, spraying operations, high dust areas, dipping operations, and hazardous substances dispensing area. These places have the risk where a worker's eyes or skin may come in contact with harmful chemicals. Emergency showers and eyewash are used to immediately flush out any chemical contaminant on the skin or in the eyes, minimizing the risk of serious and permanent injure.

Normally, an eyewash station has a basin with two water nozzles to rinse both eyes simultaneously. It can be activated by a lever or pedal to allow the water run continuously until it is released. This can keep the unit open and allow the injured workers use both hand to keep the eyelids open. According to international standard, there is at least 1.5 litres of water per minute to be flushed through the eyewash. Most emergency shower and eyewash install directly connected to the water system in the workplace. To install emergency shower and eyewash, it is necessary to have large tank for at least 15 minutes or longer flushing time.

Emergency showers are a specially designed showerhead with overhead flow water to the whole body. To activate it, pull the handle that hangs from the unit. The valve of emergency showers must remain open without using hands when operating until it was purposely closed after working hours. The valve should be simple to operate from off to on position in one second or less. Some emergency showers unit equipped with eyewash. However, do not use emergency shower to flush user's eyes because the water flow could damage the eyes.

To effectively use emergency shower and eyewash, medical and industrial recommended that the eyes and skin should be flushed for at least 15 minutes. This is because certain chemicals may require longer flushing times. The sooner you start flushing, the higher the chances are for eye and skin recovery. If possible, start flushing within 10 seconds of the chemical splash to minimize tissue damage. It is not advisable to bring the injured worker directly to the hospital for first aid without flushing at the worksite, as the chemical may have time to cause permanent eye or skin damage.

There are few rules to remember if you have emergency showers and eyewash at your workplace. Keep the pathway to emergency shower and eyewash clear of obstructions to allow the injured worker reaches there as soon as possible. The area must be kept neat and easily reachable. Provide signage at the building to identify the area where the emergency equipment is located. Keep spare clothing or blankets near the emergency shower for changing after flushing. Leave dust covers supplied with the eyewash in place to prevent dust and debris from falling inside the eyewash heads. To make sure the emergency shower and eyewash works, test it weekly and before performing high-risk tasks. Make sure all workers trained on how to use the emergency shower and eyewash. Don't use a residential shower stall as emergency showers as it do not meet the ANSI standard.