Eyewash Solution Spraying Safety – Worker Protection
Eyewash Solution is specifically required for flushing out eyes contaminated with pesticides in the field.
True or False?
While the use of eyewash solutions are preferred, the decontamination of eyes can be done safely and effectively with clean water.
Since WPS (worker protection standards) so states that eyes should be flushed with water for at least 15 minutes, the quantities of eyewash solutions to enable a 15 minute flush would be considerable greater that what is supplied in the so-called decontamination kits that many safety supply houses and chemical dealers are offering to growers.
In fact, one of the EPA approved WPS Worker Training Tapes (“Following the Sun”) shows the characters actually flushing eyes out with water from an Igloo Cooler placed on the roof of a camper top.
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