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Have you ever splashed chemicals in your eyes or on your skin? I have . . . and it’s not fun. I remember as a child having to clean the windows as one of my chores. I remember standing at the back window in my bedroom spraying Windex when the bottle suddenly dropped from the handle (I had been spinning the handle which loosened it from the bottle as I was sulking since I was doing work and not outside playing) and as I looked down the bottle landed perfectly on the floor and a healthy splash of Windex went right in my eyes. Naturally, as a kid, I yelled for help (not saying that I wouldn’t as an adult either). I remember my dad carrying me to the bathroom and sticking my face right under the bathtub faucet and running the water while holding open my eyes. Had it not been for him hearing my yell . . . how would anyone have known I needed help?
Do you know that in any area where corrosive materials are handled that eye wash and sometimes shower stations are required for emergency use? For example at the Cold Storage company I used to work at we used battery powered fork lifts. At each charging station, OSHA requires emergency eye wash stations be installed nearby. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety eyes should be washed for a minimum of 5 minutes for mild irritants and at least 60 minutes for penetrating corrosives.
Utilizing SARA, warehouses and other facilities that deploy eye wash and shower stations can take advantage of her powerful monitoring and alerting capabilities. When an eye wash or shower station is activated SARA can automatically trigger an alert to responders. Furthermore, SARA can log the history of the stations and how long they were used when active. SARA can even potentially alert the victim that help is on the way upon activation of the wash station. Oh and by the way . . . this is just one of the many applications within Cold Storage or any other industrial/ manufacturing facilities.
Think about it . . . it’s not about the eye wash station or the chemicals. It’s about the people and how to keep them safe. Rely on SARA to be your eyes and ears in your facility when you’re not around to read, see or hear. Improve the safety and security for your employees and the patrons of your business.
Situational Awareness 1 – Ignorance 0.