• How to Refill a Self-Contained Eyewash Station
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel CSP, CET, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer. She has more than 25 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 200 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental health and Safety Trainer (CET), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She serves on the Blair County, PA LEPC. Her specialties include a wide variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, risk management, DOT and NIMS topics. She conducts trainings and seminars at national conferences and webinars for several national organizations. For regulation or product information, we can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email at xtechnical@newpig.com.

  • Nicksays:
    10/05/2018 at 9:49 am Reply

    Any suggestions for a mild soap to clean the inside of the station?

    • Karensays:
      10/08/2018 at 9:51 am Reply

      Hi Nick, thanks for your question.

      If the problem is buildup of minerals, try mixing about half a cup of white vinegar into a gallon of distilled water and using a soft sponge or very soft nylon brush to remove the deposits. If the inside of the station is visibly dirty, some of my colleagues have successfully used a small amount of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo in distilled water to clean the insides (and outsides) of their stations.

      No matter what method is used, be sure to rinse the eyewash station thoroughly and run water through it several times to make sure that there is no residue before refilling it for use.


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