Eyewash stations must be activated monthly and inspected annually. Emergency showers must be activated quarterly and inspected annually. EH&S has prepared the attached log for your use. The entire policy can be reviewed at http://intranet.unchealthcare.org/hospitaldepartments/safetynet/policies/eyewash.pdf.
Also during the mock survey, staff were asked how the tube station and individual tubes were cleaned if contaminated. Should a spill occur, the person identifying the spill should immediately report it to Plant Engineering at 966-4484. Plant Engineering will turn off the system until it can be properly decontaminated by Plant Engineering staff. Also note that if a spill occurs, a spill report should be submitted to EH&S. A form is provided as part of the hospital’s policy or you can submit a spill report on-line at https://survey.unch.unc.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8242n62.
Should you have any questions, please contact EH&S at 966-0749.