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Safety Shower

Definition - What does Safety Shower mean?

A safety shower is a piece of equipment designed to wash any chemicals that may have come into contact with the skin or clothing in a chemical spill. They are also used to disinfect any persons that have been in a building exposed to airborne chemicals and toxins, such as methamphetamine.

Safeopedia explains Safety Shower

Most chemical labs have a wall unit style of safety shower, while mobile professions, such as drug enforcement officials, have a portable style shower they can take on calls with them. As skin contact of corrosive materials can cause serious harm to workers, the sooner a person is placed in a safety shower after exposure the better. A safety shower should flow between 70-80 litres of water per minute. Safety showers should be regularly maintained by health and safety personnel to ensure speed and efficiency of use when required.

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