emergency shower Articles

  • Customised Emergency Safety Shower Solution for Extreme Azerbaijan Climate - Case study

    Background: The Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park was established to accelerate economic development in Azerbaijan and to provide sustainable development of the non-oil sector. Incorporating 192 hectares of industrial infrastructure, the park has more recently welcomed the construction of a polypropylene and high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant by The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic ...

  • Making the Right Choices - Emergency Safety Showers and Eye/Face Washes

    Emergency safety showers and eye/face wash units provide the first line of defence in the event of a chemical splash or spillage. When workers get potentially dangerous substances on their clothing or bodies, they need to be able to wash it off as quickly as possible. Any delay can exacerbate the situation resulting in more serious injury with possible long-term consequences, permanent disability ...

  • Emergency tank showers specified for Major water utility companies

    Personnel within the water utilities industry are often exposed to remote and demanding environments due to the dangerous chemicals, such as sulphites and chloride, used in water treatment. To protect the safety of the workforce International and European standards state that emergency safety equipment should be installed within 10 seconds’ reach and on the same level as a potential hazard. ...

  • Regular servicing of emergency safety showers at Robinsons Brewery extends product lifetime - Case study

    Hughes Safety Showers have supplied Stockport based Robinsons Brewery with emergency safety showers and eye/face wash equipment for over thirty years. The brewing industry as a whole has a positive approach to employee safety and Frederick Robinson Limited have often led the way. David Robinson, Frederic Robinson Ltd Director, commented; “We have been using Hughes Safety Showers in the ...

  • A Guide to the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 International Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment

    Emergency safety showers and eye/face wash units provide the first line of defence in the event of a chemical splash or spillage. Any delay in treating a casualty can result in more serious injury with long-term consequences. Choosing the right emergency safety shower is essential and there are many fundamental points to consider. The internationally recognised American National Standard, ...

  • People Power Leads to Shower Power at Thames Water - Case study

    Thames Water purchased a large number of Emergency Tank Showers from Hughes Safety Showers. And who better to make the decision as to what showers should be installed than the users themselves. Learn more about their unique decision making process. Article originally written for the Thames Water ...

  • Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

    Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution should be exercised until more toxicity data ...

  • El Paso community detoxification facility case study

    When the El Paso County’s Lighthouse Detoxification Facility was closed due to fund and staffing problems, hospitals started experiencing a major increase in patients needing detox services in their emergency rooms. On February 23, 2009, Sheriff Terry Maketa presented a proposal to the board of County Commissioners and the citizens of El Paso County for the Sheriff’s Office to build ...

  • Bicycles pedaling into the spotlight

    The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007—more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb to 105 million in 1988. Following a slowdown between 1989 and 2001, bike production has regained steam, increasing in each of ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why Does Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention Require a Different Approach?

    For some years, safety leaders have seen a troubling disparity between significant decreases in overall injury rates and relatively flat fatality rates. A study conducted in 2011 helps show why: traditional safety efforts often fail to reduce serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) because they just weren't designed to. SIF events usually have different causes and correlates than less serious ...

  • Hughes Join Forces with E-Commerce Giant - Case study

    Background: A global e-commerce organisation recently expanded its distribution network in Germany with the introduction of a new logistics centre. The company is responding to growing customer demand, offering an even greater product selection and supporting a growing number of independent merchants. The worldwide organisation chose Hughes to provide emergency safety showers for six of their ...

  • New York Legionella regulations: are they missing the boat?

    Abstract A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in 2015 prompted NYC to enact law and NYS to propose emergency regulations on the registration and maintenance of cooling towers. This paper describes the fundamental characteristics of point sourced vs. potable water sourced outbreaks and discusses the Bronx outbreak from those perspectives. Ultimately a case is made that ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Flint Michigan Water Crisis

    The situation in Flint Michigan has been steadily deteriorating and there’s still some time before experts predict an end in sight. It’s reached the point where celebrities such as Cher and Pearl Jam have donated water or money for the affected towns and people living in them. But what exactly happened? In April 2014, it was decided by a ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Day Trip to Porterville

    As a whole, EcoloBlue‘s mission is to provide safe and clean drinking water to those who do not have it. That’s the bottom line. And what is one of the worst hit areas in California? East Porterville. One of our Sales Representatives, Dexter Fernandez, and myself, Heather Jepsen (Operations Manager), decided to take a road trip down to Porterville ...


    By EcoloBlue

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • A fresh approach to water practices

    Science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia's wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource. In the regional NSW town of Goulburn, just down the road from Australia’s national capital, water supplies earlier this year fell to less than 10 per cent of capacity. In most of Australia’s major cities demand is close to or equalling supply ...

  • Legionella Prevention

    Legionella Pneumophila Legionella has been identified as a major problem in multioccupancy buildings such as hotels, hospitals, hostels, schools, military establishments, nursing homes and office blocks. Worldwide thousands of people become seriously ill or die through infection by this potentially deadly disease. The costs if a buildings water system becomes infected can be substantial not only ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water. The research team ...

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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