9.6 Body Showers and Eyewash Stations

Iowa OSHA requires this equipment be provided in work areas where any person's eyes or body may be exposed to corrosive materials. The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Standard Z358.1-2014 "Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment" provides the specific requirements. These requirements are rather extensive. Facilities Management addresses construction and renovation requirements. EHS may also be contacted for additional information.

Laboratory occupants should ensure that access routes to body showers and eyewash stations are free of obstructions. Laboratory occupants should activate water flow in eye wash stations periodically. If problems are noted with water flow contact the Work Control Center at Facilities Management (335-5071). Body showers are checked and maintained by Facilities Management.