Eye Wash Stations FAQs

Q: Am I required to have an eyewash station at my worksite?

A: The Occupational Health & Safety Administration requires that safety is ensured for all employees. If your worksite has chemical, environmental, radiological hazards or mechanical irritants then it is required to have eye wash stations.

Q: What are the requirements for eye and face protection for my industry?

A: For industry specific compliance please view the links below.

Q: How can I asses eye and face hazards in my workplace?

A: View the chart below provided by OSHA for hazard assesment.

Hazard type Examples of Hazards Common Related Tasks


Flying objects such as large chips, fragments, particles, sand, and dirt
Chipping, grinding, machining, masonry work, wood working, sawing, drilling, chiseling, powered fastening, riveting, and sanding
Anything emitting extreme heat
Furnace operations, pouring, casting, hot dipping, and welding
Splash, fumes, vapors, and irritating mists
Acid and chemical handling, degreasing, plating, and working with blood
Harmful dust
Woodworking, buffing, and general dusty conditions
Optical Radiation
Radiant energy, glare, and intense light
Welding, torch-cutting, brazing, soldering, and laser work


Q: How should I identify eyewash stations?

A: Visit our Safety Signs page and download the appropriate sign to indicate where eyewash stations are located.


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