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Inspect and activate your emergency washing facilities.

You must:
• Make sure all plumbed emergency washing facilities are inspected once a year to make sure they function correctly.
Note:
Inspections should include:
 
• Examination of the piping
 
• Making sure that water is available at the appropriate temperature and quality
 
• Activation to check that the valves and other hardware work properly
 
• Checking the water flow rate.
You must:
• Make sure plumbed emergency eyewashes and hand-held drench hoses are activated weekly to check the proper functioning of the valves, hardware, and availability of water
• Make sure all self-contained eyewash equipment and personal eyewash units are inspected and maintained according to manufacturer instructions.
– Inspections to check proper operation must be done once a year
– Sealed personal eyewashes must be replaced after the manufacturer's expiration date.
Note:
Most manufacturers recommend replacing fluid in open self-contained eyewashes every six months. The period for sealed containers is typically two years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-16-047, § 296-800-15035, filed 8/1/02, effective 10/1/02.]
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