The Environmental Health and Safety department at Northern Illinois University has developed the Emergency Eyewash and Shower Unit Program to ensure that safety eyewash and shower units are kept in proper working condition. This program defines emergency eyewash and shower guidelines for inspection, testing and maintenance. Information is provided on areas where eyewashes and showers are required and the eyewash and shower equipment specifications.
The principles of this program are based on 29 CFR 1910.151 and the American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment (ANSI Z358.1) and all reasonable efforts will be made by the University to meet ANSI’s standards.
At this time this program excludes units in the academic laboratories such as those in chemistry, biology, and engineering departments. Please check with the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, Laboratory Safety, for additional details.