Eyewash stations: Although not a regulation, ANSI Z358.1 wields influence
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September 1, 2009
What is tepid water? For the purposes of eyewash safety, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines it as between 60°F and 100°F.
ANSI’s threshold—noted under its standard, ANSI Z358.1, Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment—is important because OSHA inspectors and Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) surveyors rely on it to guide enforcement of eyewash station and emergency shower provisions.