Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Student in Lab

Splashes

How to Use a Safety Shower

safety shower head
  1. Place person under the shower head and pull the chain.
  2. Call Campus Police (x7575) for medical help.
  3. Put on a pair of gloves and remove all the person’s clothes, shoes and jewelry.
  4. Let the water run for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Cover the victim with a blanket.

How to Use an Eye Wash Unit

eye wash station
  1. Approach the nearest eye wash unit.
  2. Open eyelids widely to ensure effective washing.
  3. Flush the eyes and eyelids from the nose to the ear for at least 15 minutes or until the Emergency Medical Service (EMS)arrives.
  4. Cover the eyes with gauze.
  5. If not contacted yet by somebody else, call Campus Police (x7575) for medical help.