Audit

19.13. Emergency Shower and Eyewash Units Checklist.

19.13.1. Do supervisors ensure emergency showers and eyewashes are provided, inspected, tested
and maintained IAW this standard? Reference 19.3

19.13.2. Are hand-held drench hoses used only to supplement shower and eyewash units and not to
replace them? Reference 19.4.2

19.13.3. Are emergency shower and eyewash units in conspicuously identified accessible locations
that do not require more than 10 seconds to reach? Reference 19.5

19.13.4. Are emergency shower and eyewash units located so the water spray does not contact any
electrical circuit? Reference 19.5

19.13.5. Are emergency showers installed in conjunction with, or in close proximity to, eye and face
or eyewash facilities? Reference 19.5

19.13.6. Are the units connected to a supply of water free from contamination and equal in purity to
potable water? Reference 19.6

19.13.7. Is the delivered water temperature in a comfortable range that would not discourage use of
the unit? Reference 19.6.1

19.13.8. Are self-contained units and the water supply lines of permanently-installed units protected
from freezing and from sunlight or other heat sources that could cause extremes in water
temperature? Reference 19.6.1

19.13.9. Are permanently-installed and self-contained units installed in a fixed location identified
with a highly visible sign and well lighted? Reference 19.6.2

19.13.10. Where shutoff valves are installed on water supply lines to emergency shower and
eyewash units, have signs or tags been installed to prevent accidental shutoff? Reference 19.6.3

19.13.11. When actuated, does the water flow remain on without use of the operator‘s hands?
Reference 19.7.1

19.13.12. Is the control valve simple to operate (push-pull) and does it go from ―off‖ to ―on‖ in
less than one second? Reference 19.7.1

19.13.13. Is the actuating device (pull handle, walk-on treadle, or push handle) readily accessible
and easily located? Reference 19.7.2

19.13.14. If audible alarms or blinking lights are installed to show that the unit is in use, are they
working properly? Reference 19.8

19.13.15. Do supervisors activate permanently installed shower and eyewash units weekly to verify
proper operation? Reference 19.9.1

19.13.16. Are units installed in unoccupied or infrequently used areas tested prior to commencing
any operations that could expose personnel to hazardous substances? Reference 19.9.1

19.13.17. Do supervisors inspect permanently installed units monthly IAW instructions in paragraph
19.12? Reference 19.9.2

19.13.18. Are eyewash bottles maintained IAW the manufacturer‘s instructions? Reference 19.9.4

19.13.19. Are workers whose duties expose them to conditions that may warrant the use of
emergency equipment properly trained? Reference 19.10

19.13.20. When maintenance renders emergency shower or eyewash units inoperable, are adequate
measures taken to safeguard employees? Reference 19.11

19.13.21. Are emergency shower and eyewash actuating devices easy to locate and readily
accessible to the user? Reference 19.12.2.1.3

19.13.22. Is a means provided for eyewash units to ensure a controlled flow of potable water or its
equivalent to both eyes simultaneously, at a pressure low enough not to be injurious to the user?
Reference 19.12.2.1.1

19.13.23. Is the stored fluid in self-contained units protected against contaminants and temperature
extremes, and are instructions permanently affixed to the unit? Reference 19.12.5

19.13.24. Have procedures been developed to prevent eyewash bottles from being exposed to
extreme temperatures, and are the instructions and expiration dates permanently affixed to the unit?
Reference 19.12.6

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.