EYE WASH STATIONS IN WORK PLACE
Eye injuries in work place are one of the most common issues. This is caused due to the fact of Not wearing safety goggles by employees, Improper safety measures. So Eye wash stations are to be arranged in different places of the work stations. But this alone is not enough. Not maintaining an eye station properly also can cause more eye infections to the employees and can cause critical situation to workers.
There is more instances were improper maintenance of eye wash stations become a breeding ground for micro organism.
Methods to follow during an Eye Injury:
Check the type of eye injury. If it is a chemical spill, spray, burr of metals (or) foreign body in eye - Wash the Eye with Eye wash solution.
If the problem persists, the employee should be transferred to the nearest possible Eye care centre.
The person employed in First aid center occupational health center should be trained and should have always read the instructions properly.
Should know when to use specific plumbed system to avoid microbial contamination.
Self contained stations not manned with an OHC/OHS staff should have directions (or) instructions for flushing the eyes in regional language, multi lingual formats.
Creating a self explanatory signaler on Dos and Don’t s during an eye injury is to be made to help Employees protect their vision from any work place injuries.