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The enclosed outdoor safety shower allows you to protect your employees in hazardous environments. Hazardous environments exist in many forms. Toxic chemicals, explosives, pathogens carried by blood, and even extremely cold temperatures all represent a significant threat to human health. In outdoor environments, airborne debris, or even dust, can get into a worker's eyes and cause severe irritation. An outdoor, enclosed shower unit will allow workers to immediately wash off contaminants without having to run inside the building to access a private facility.
The unit features a combination eyewash and drench shower that washes off contaminants with warm water. These units are especially popular for refinery sites, water treatment facilities, and mining facilities. Built from fiberglass, the unit feature exceptional fire ratings, insulation, and a resistance to chemical corrosion. The exterior of the structure is also protected with a coating that inhibits material degradation caused by ultraviolet light in sunny environments. The material build of the unit also resists corrosion caused by salt air in coastal regions and airborne pollutants in heavily industrialized sectors of major port facilities.
Some of the more notable specifications of enclosed outdoor safety showers include:
· Fiberglass construction
· Lift capacity for both top and base
· Engineered with seismic 4 earthquake ratings (requires proper anchoring)
· wind load capacities range up to 150 miles per hour.
· Proper anchoring secures building against 3-second gusts
· Drench shower and eyewash fountain are combination unit. Fixtures are UL certified ANSI Z3568.1
· The electrical system is certified to local regulations by a third party
· Unit has an ANSI Flame spread rating below 25
· Class 1 insulation and resin rating
· R-24 roof and base insulation rating
· R-12 insulation rating for walls
The combination eyewash/drench shower fixture protects workers from extreme temperatures with a free and scald protection valve. This valve protects water from freezing in temperatures as low as 58 degrees below zero. Water flows from the drench shower at a rate of 23 gallons per minute. This allows for a rapid wash down in an emergency situation. Workers who have contaminants in their eyes can still easily locate the fixture because of its bright yellow coating that makes it highly visible within the enclosed outdoor safety shower.
ANSI Z358.1 regulations stipulate that emergency showers and eyewashes deliver tepid water for relief from contaminants. The enclosed outdoor safety shower fully complies with these codes by mixing warm water (heated by a built-in water heater) with cold water to produce a flow at just the right temperature.
Workers are unlikely to disrobe in front of other in an outdoor environment even if they are severely injured by contaminants. They are likely to delay triage until they can locate an indoor facility that offers them sufficient privacy. Individuals in these circumstances risk compounding their injuries because they delay the removal of contaminants from the eyes and the skin. The enclosed outdoor safety shower offers a better solution. It combines privacy with rapid relief at an affordable investment and a value-added turnkey installation.
|This article was published on Thursday 05 June, 2014.|
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