What are the requirements for emergency eye washes and safety showers?

Eye wash stations and safety showers must be immediately accessible to workers (See ANSI Z358.1-1998). The following summarizes some of the requirements:

Installation

Emergency units shall be in accessible locations that require no more than 10 seconds to reach.

The unit shall be located on the same level as the hazard.

The path of travel shall be free of obstructions that may inhibit immediate use of the equipment.

Where the possibility of freezing conditions exists, equipment shall be protected from freezing or freeze-protected equipment shall be installed.

Delivered flushing fluid temperature shall be tepid.

Each location shall be identified with a highly visible sign positioned so the sign shall be visible within the area served.

The area around the emergency unit shall be well-lighted.

Shut-off valves installed in the supply line for maintenance purposes, provisions shall be made to prevent unauthorized shut-off.

Maintenance and Testing

All units shall be inspected and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Plumbed equipment shall be activated weekly to verify proper operation.

Employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials shall be instructed in the location and proper use of units.

When addressing washing of eyes, training shall address holding the eyelids open and rolling the eyeballs so flushing fluid will flow on all surfaces of the eye and under the eyelid.

All units shall be inspected annually to assure conformance with ANSI Z358.1 requirements.

Note:

Always check the operability of the nearest eye wash and/or safety shower prior to performing any work that has the potential for exposure to ammonia vapor or liquid.


The information contained above is provided for a assistance only. It is based on generally accepted information believed to be accurate. However, Industrial Consultants, LLC, excludes any liability for any acts resulting from use of this information.


Is there a list of Emergency Response contacts for each State?

Alabama State SERC Contacts

Lee Helms, Co-Chair

Alabama Emergency Response Commission
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 Country Road 41
PO Drawer 2160
Clanton, AL 35046-2160

James Warr, Co-Chair
Field Operations Office
Alabama Emergency Response Commission
Dept. of Environmental Management
1751 Congressman W.L. Dickinson Drive
PO Box 301463
Montgomery, AL 36130-1463

Alaska State SERC Contacts

Ms. Michelle Heun
Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
Alaska Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
PO Box 5750
Ft. Richardson, AK 99505

Phone: 907.428.7089
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Web Page: www.ak-prepared.com/serc/

American Samoa SERC Contacts

Mr. Sili Sataua, Chief of Staff
Office of The Governor
Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AS 96799-9999

Arizona State SERC Contacts

Mr. Mark Howard, Executive Director
AZ Emergency Response Commission
5636 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008-3455

Phone: 602.231.6346
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Web Page: http://www.azserc.org

Arkansas State SERC Contacts

David Maxwell, SERC Chair
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Building 9501, Camp Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72219

Contact: Kenny Harmon
Phone: 501.683.6700
Web Page: http://www.adem.arkansas.gov

California State SERC Contacts

Matthew Bettenhausen
Acting Secretary
California Emergency Management Agency
3650 Schriever Ave.
Mather, CA 95655
Phone: 916-324-8905
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Colorado State SERC Contacts

Colorado Emergency Planning Commission

Jack Cobb - CEPC Co-Chair
Colorado Division of Emergency Management
9195 E. Mineral Ave. #200
Centennial, CO. 80112
Phone: 720.852.6603

Greg Stasinos - CEPC Co-Chair
Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO. 80246
Phone: 303.692.3023

Tier II Submittals

Tier II Submittals
Colorado Dept. of Public Health and the Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Mail Code: SP-B2
Denver CO 80246-1530

Connecticut State SERC Contacts

Mr.Gerard Goudreau, Chair Connecticut SERC
c/o Ulbrich Stainless Steel
One Dudley Avenue
PO Box 610
Wallingford, CT 06492-0610

Delaware State SERC Contacts

Honorable Lewis D. Schiliro
Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security
PO Box 818
Dover, DE 19903

District of Columbia SERC Contacts

Director
Office of Emergency Preparedness
2000 14th Street NW 8TH Floor
Washington, DC 20009-4473

Florida State SERC Contacts

Thaddeus L. Cohen, AIA, Chair
Florida Department of Community Affairs
Division of Emergency Management
State Emergency Response Commission
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100

Craig Fugate, Alternate SERC Chair
Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Georgia State SERC Contacts

Joe Tanner Chairman/Commissioner
Georgia Emergency Response Commission
205 Butler Street S.E.
Suite 1252
Atlanta, GA 30334-4910

Guam SERC Contacts

Mr. John Rosario, Director Civil Defense
Guam Emergency Service Office
PO Box 2877
Agana, GU 96932-2877

Hawaii State SERC Contacts

Laurence K. Lau, Deputy Director
Hawaii Department of Health
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: 808.586.4424
Fax: 808.586.4444
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Idaho State SERC Contacts

Bill Bishop
Idaho Emergency Response Commission
Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
4040 Guard Street, Bldg. 600
Boise, ID 83705

Phone: 208.422.5725
Fax: 208.422.3044
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Illinois State SERC Contacts

Michael Chamness, Chairperson
State Emergency Response Commission
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
110 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1109

Indiana State SERC Contacts

Patrick Ralston, Chairman
Indiana Emergency Response Commission
Indiana Government Center South
302 West Washington Street, Room E208
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738

Iowa State SERC Contacts

Christie Scase, Chair Iowa SERC
Department of Justice
Hoover Building 2nd floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

Kansas State SERC Contacts

Gregory B. Gardner, Major General (KS), KSAGN
2800 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66611-1287

Kentucky State SERC Contacts

Mr. Ronn Padgett, Executive Director
Kentucky Disaster and Emergency Services
100 Minuteman Parkway
Frankfort, KY 40601-6120

Louisiana State SERC Contacts

Louisiana State Police
Post Office Box 66614 Slip
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Contact: Gene Dunegan

Phone: 225.925.6113
Web Page: http://www.lsp.org/rtk.html

Maine State SERC Contacts

Mr. John Libby
Maine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0027

Maryland State SERC Contacts

Adam Stolz
Deputy Director
Office of Emergency Management
1201 East Coldspring Lane
Baltimore, MD 31239

Massachusetts State SERC Contacts

Mr. Stephen McGrail, Director
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
PO Box 1496
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Michigan State SERC Contacts

Bonnie Fighter
State Emergency Response Commission
EMD/Michigan Department of State Police
4000 Collins Road
PO Box 30636
Lansing MI 48909-8136

Minnesota State SERC Contacts

Kevin Leuer
Minnesota Emergency Response Commission
444 Cedar Street
Suite 223
St. Paul, MN 55101

Mississippi State SERC Contacts

Mr. James Maher, Director
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
PO Box 4501
Fondren Station
Jackson, MS 39296-4501

Missouri State SERC Contacts

Mr. Bob Dopp, Executive Director
Missouri Emergency Response Commission
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Montana State SERC Contacts

Mr. Tom Ellerhoff
Montana Health Dept. Director's Office
1520 East Sixth Avenue PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Nebraska State SERC Contacts

Tonya Ngotel, SERC Coordinator
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
1300 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402.471.7176
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Nevada State SERC Contacts

Ms. Karen Pabon
Executive Director
NV SERC
2621 Northgate Lane #10
Carson City, NV 89706

Phone: 775.687.6973
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Web Page: http://www.serc.nv.gov

New Hampshire State SERC Contacts

Christopher Pope,  Director
NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

New Jersey State SERC Contacts

Col. Col. Rick Fuentes, Director
State Office of Emergency Management
Box 7068
River Road
West Trenton, NJ 08625

New Mexico State SERC Contacts

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 27111 (Mail)
13 Bataan Blvd. (FEDEX/UPS)
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Phone: 505.476.9681
Fax: 505.476.9695
Web Page: http://www.nmdhsem.org/

New York State SERC Contacts

Mr. John Gibb, Chairman
New York State Emergency Response Commission
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 22, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12226-2251

North Carolina State SERC Contacts

Mr. H. Douglas Hoell, Jr.
Director
North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
4713 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4713

Mr. Randolph Harrison
North Carolina SERC Coordinator
North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
4714 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4714
Phone: 919.733.3327
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North Dakota State SERC Contacts

Mr. Doug Friez, Director
ND Division of Emergency Management
Fraine Barracks Box 5511
Bismarck, ND 58504

Northern Mariana Islands SERC Contacts

Felix Sasamoto, Civil Defense Coordinator
Office of the Governor
Capitol Hill
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Saipan, MP 96950

Ohio State SERC Contacts

Cindy DeWulf, Co-Chairperson
State Emergency Response Commission
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
50 West Town Street/PO Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049

Phone: 614.644.2260

Nancy Dragani, Co-Chairperson
State Emergency Response Commission
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43235-2206

Phone: 614.889.7150

Oklahoma State SERC Contacts

Monty Elder
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Contact: Tom Bergman
Phone: 405.271.1013
Web Page: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/CSDnew/saratitleiii/index.htm


Oregon State SERC Contacts

Sue Otjen
Hazmat Services
Office of the State Fire Marshall
4760 Portland Road, NE
Salem, OR 97305-1760

Phone: 503.373.1540 x262
Fax: 503.373.1825
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Pennsylvania State SERC Contacts

Pending
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council
c/o Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364

Puerto Rico SERC Contacts

Mr. Carlos W. Lopez Freytes, Chairman
Environmental Quality Board
PO Box 11488
Santurce, PR 00910

Rhode Island State SERC Contacts

Irving J. Owens, SERC Chair
c/o RI State Fire Marshal
24 Conway Avenue
Quonset/Davisville Industrial Park
North Kingstown, RI 02852

South Carolina State SERC Contacts

Mr. Ron Osborne, Director
Emergency Preparedness Division
1100 Fish Hatchery RO
West Columbia, SC 29172

South Dakota State SERC Contacts

Mr. Robert McGrath, Chair South Dakota SERC
Dept. of the Environment & Natural Resources
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3182

Staff Person: Lea Ann Smith
Phone: 605.773.3296
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Tennessee State SERC Contacts

Ms. Rhonda Paxton
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
3041 Sidco Drive (PO Box 41502)
Nashville, TN 37204-1502

Phone: 615.741.9907
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Texas State SERC Contacts

Jack Colley
Texas Division of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 4087, MSC 0223
Austin, TX 78733

Contact: Jim Ogden
Phone: 512.424.5677
Web Page: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem

Utah State SERC Contacts

Dr. Dianne Nielson, Executive Director
Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality
168 North 1950 West, Rm. 203
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3085

Mr. Craig Deardon, SERC Co-Chair and Commissioner
Utah Department of Public Safety
4501 S. 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119-5977

Vermont State SERC Contacts

Duncan Higgins, SERC Chair
Agency of Natural Resources
Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Technical Services Section
103 South Main Street 1 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-0401

Virgin Islands of U.S. SERC Contacts

Robert S. Mathes, Commissioner
Department of Planning & Natural Resources
Cyril E. King Airport
Terminal Building, 2nd Floor
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Virginia State SERC Contacts

Michael Cline, State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency Services
10501 Trade Court Road
Richmond, VA 23136

Washington State SERC Contacts

Ron Wilson, SERC-LEPC Coordinator
Washington Military Department
Emergency Response Division
Building 20, MS: TA-20
Camp Murray WA 98430

Phone: 253.512.7069
Fax: 253.512.7207
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West Virginia State SERC Contacts

Jimmy J. Gianato, Director
WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Bldg. 1 – Room EB-80
Charleston WV 25305

Wisconsin State SERC Contacts

Johnnie L. Smith, Administrator
Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright Street, Room 213
PO Box 7865
Madison, WI 53704

Wyoming State SERC Contacts

Don Huber, SERC Chair
Fire Services
200 Rohn Avenue
Gillette, WY  82716

Phone: 307.682.5319
Fax: 307.670.2590
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Web Page: http://wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us/serc.htm