Eyewash and Safety Shower ITM (IIAR 6, Part 14)


ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 Table 12.5 summarizes the minimum ITM requirements for eyewash and safety showers. We’ve written about tests of eyewash and safety showers in the past, and thankfully IIAR 6 does not introduce any new ITM tasks, but instead repeats the requirements which were previously published in ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014.

In lieu of copying Table 12.5 in its entirety, I’ll invite you to review the blog that we wrote last year. The primary takeaway is a recognition that eyewash and safety showers must now be included in the ITM program for ammonia refrigeration systems. Therefore, when IIAR 6 is adopted by OSHA or EPA, failure to include eyewash and safety showers serving an ammonia refrigeration system in an MI program may result in citations.

This is Part 14 of a series on IIAR 6. You can access previous blogs in this series below:

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