ANSI Timeline for Worker Safety: 100 Years of Safety Standards

ANSI Timeline for Worker Safety: 100 Years of Safety Standards

ANSI just surpassed 100 years since its inception. Before the name change, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) was the American Engineering Standards Committee (AESC). However, it wasn’t until 1919 that AESC approved its first standard on pipe threads....
Which Pharmaceutical Safety Shower/Eyewash Stations Work Best?

Which Pharmaceutical Safety Shower/Eyewash Stations Work Best?

Workers in the pharmaceutical industry face different challenges than those who work in construction or mining. For instance, they have an increased risk of a chemical accident and needing emergency treatment. However, they have limited space, as opposed to someone...
It’s Oil Refinery Turnaround Season – Are You Ready?

It’s Oil Refinery Turnaround Season – Are You Ready?

Twice a year, spring and fall, oil refineries go through a turnaround (a planned break in production) that allows for contractors to come in and perform scheduled maintenance on equipment and operations. The effects of a oil refinery turnaround can make a difference...
When do I Need a Gravity-Fed Emergency Shower?

When do I Need a Gravity-Fed Emergency Shower?

A safety shower enables accident victims to get needed treatment after chemical or other hazardous exposure. Different environments call for different showers. What works for one company may not work for another. A question often asked is “Do I need a gravity-fed...
Why Do I Still Need to Maintain a Safety Shower Recirculating System?

Why Do I Still Need to Maintain a Safety Shower Recirculating System?

Emergencies happen, even if you take the best precautions. Facilities that work with caustic materials put workers at a greater risk of accidents than, say, an office building. Ensuring you have a reliable, industrial safety shower is imperative, and if you have a...
Waterguard™ – What Does Silver Nitrate Filtrate and Not Filtrate?

Waterguard™ – What Does Silver Nitrate Filtrate and Not Filtrate?

Waterguard is one of the best ways to keep safety shower fluid from being contaminated by harmful bacteria and protecting accident victims. The secret ingredient is active silver nitrate that’s specially designed to destroy bacteria, such as Legionella, E. coli, and...