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:
- Part 1: It’s Finally Here!
- Part 2: IIAR 6 Overview
- Part 3: Purpose, Scope, and Applicability
- Part 4: Definitions
- Part 5: Program Administration
- Part 6: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
- Part 7: Task Frequency
- Part 8: Record Keeping
- Part 9: Qualified Inspectors
- Part 10: The Tables!
- Part 11: Testing Compressor Safety Devices
- Part 12: Vessel Corrosion
- Part 13: Pipe Corrosion