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

    Karen D. Hamel, CSP, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer for New Pig. She has more than 22 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 100 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She also serves on the Blair County, Pa., LEPC and has completed a variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, DOT and NIMS courses, including Planning Section Chief. She has conducted seminars at national conferences and webinars for ASSE and other national organizations. She can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email karenea@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.

      Thanks,
      Karen

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