safety shower Articles

  • Decontamination showers for the pharmaceutical industry

    Removing contamination from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is part of the daily routine for many workers in the pharmaceutical industry. They shower when leaving laboratories, production or packing areas to prevent the escape of potentially harmful contaminants. In some instances, they may even shower before entering production areas to avoid contaminating vulnerable processes. Hughes has a ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Safety expertise in extreme environments

    Emergency safety showers are the first line of defence in the event of chemical spills and accidents in industry and a wide range of products has evolved to accommodate specific hazards. Meeting the needs of companies operating in extreme environments can be particularly challenging for the specialist suppliers of this vital equipment. Workers in the oil and gas industry frequently face extreme ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • 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, ...

  • Considering the Olympics – Health vs. Safety

    What the workplace can learn from Rio 2016 Like many, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio over the past few weeks and would like to congratulate team GB on their brilliant performance alongside all the other nation’s exceptional athletes. That said, anyone who has been watching this year will have seen their fair share of falls in the cycling, injuries in ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Choose wise and save lives

    Emergency Safety Showers are now an essential part of any first aid strategy providing a fast and effective method of washing chemicals and contaminants from the body or clothing in the event of accidental contact. Corporate manslaughter legislation re-enforces the need for such equipment and the importance of making the right choices. Finding the right shower To some extent, the same ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Raising awareness to prevent legionella

    Understanding the dangers of contracting legionella Understanding certain facts about legionella is essential when selecting and furthermore maintaining emergency safety showers and eyebath/facewash units. Hughes equipment is designed to minimise the risk of legionella. “Employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of their employees and have a duty of care to the wider ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Legionella, water treatment and energy saving

    We can help improve health and safety and increase energy reduction. At the moment you probably keep water temperatures above 60°C and you probably undertake regular chemical or thermal water system treatments and shower head treatments, all to prevent the growth of Legionella in your water system. There are several reasons to do this including legal, safety, ...


    By Aquadron

  • Aquacell G5 - Birrigai Outdoor School ACT case study

    Location: Tidbinbilla Road, Birrigai, ACT Client: Birrigai Outdoor School Capacity: 5,000L/day Source: Greywater from showers and hand basins Recycled Use: Toilet flushing Commissioned: September 2006 Re-building a school with the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

    Wastewater Treatment Plant, Robina Car Wash, Qld Case Study: Car Wash WWTP Client: Robina Car Wash Year: 2012 Capacity: 800 l/h BACKGROUND Car washes use very little potable (mains drinking) water by using fine nozzles and high pressure hoses. Linked ...


    By Hydrasyst

  • 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

  • Does the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease rise when there’s lead in your water?

    Ongoing monitoring shows that lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water are dropping and getting closer to meeting federal safety standards. That’s some much-needed positive news for the community. But there’s still work to be done. Now, researchers are starting to check residential hot water heaters in Flint homes for Legionella. Legionella grows best in warm water and hot water ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Remote Fishing Facilities Change Their Water Way

    The Situation: With a natural grandeur and isolation coupled with teeming seas and streams, British Columbia has long been considered Canada's premier destination (or fishing. The isolated Pacific Coastal Mountain Range protects this secluded valley bottom and provides a location for a booming fishing lodge industry. Besides the fishing lodges that have cropped up in recent years, ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Editorial

    WHEN I was potty training my first child, someone gave me a copy of a book, Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. The simple message of the book is everyone eats, therefore they must poop. As I saw it, the point was that pooping is a natural process, everyone does it, and there is no reason to be afraid or repulsed. I was reminded of this toilet training book recently when BioCycle editor Rhodes Yepsen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Greywater recycling system

    Every new home should have a Grey Water Recycling System! This innovative new product allows you to re-use your greywater (previously wasted) and recycle it for use on your gardens or reuse back through the toilets for flushing or in the laundry. Right now this is so important with low water levels, and water prices and council restrictions on the increase. The Ozzi Kleen GTS10 Greywater system's ...

  • Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania Solves Arsenic, Iron and Manganese Problems with One System

    Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania, lies in the western corner of historic Bucks County. Located about 35 miles north of Philadelphia, the Township is home to the rolling farmland and 200-year-old farmhouses that are so common in this part of the state. The nearby Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark housed in the nearly 200-year-old farmhouse that was Buck’s home for 38 years, pays ...


    By De Nora Water Technologies

  • 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.

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Efficient Operation of Lighting, Hot Water and Air Conditioning: Hotel Inter Continental Sydney

    To improve its environmental performance and save nearly $300,000 per year, the Hotel Inter Continental Sydney changed some practices that seemed insignificant in themselves but which collectively, wasted massive resources. The changes cost around $275,000 and no adverse affect on guest amenity. They included lowering the power of lights that were too bright, lowering the temperature of ...


  • Cryptosporidium – Understanding the hidden danger case study

    Understanding the problem Found in water supplies all over the globe, Cryptosporidium outbreaks are now becoming more and more frequent causing severe illness that can be fatal to vulnerable groups such as the young and elderly and in a number of cases has lead to costly and drawn out legal action. The problem is, whilst disinfection with chlorine effectively destroys other ...


    By atg UV Technology

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