Aug 20, 2012

Eyewash Station

Q: "I have an internal Medicine Practice.
                    Am I really required to have an Eyewash Station?"

A: This is a common question we receive.
     The answer is: “YES,” however, additional explanation is required.

OSHA requires all healthcare practices to provide their employees with an eyewash station. The eyewash station must be capable of flushing both eyes simultaneously with tepid water for 15 minutes. Eyewash stations must be clearly marked, and employees must be instructed on its use.

However, if a built-in, or custom eyewash station is not available or practical for the office, a lab or office sink with constant running water may be an appropriate alternative.

To download a Eyewash Station Sign to post over your Eyewash Station, click HERE.

If you have additional questions about OSHA Compliance for your Healthcare Practice, contact Compliance PhD at:
 #720-475-0134 or email us at