Safety showers at wastewater treatment plants
02 May 2022
ENSURING THAT communities and businesses have access to safe, clean water each day is a top priority for the water and wastewater sector.
From drinking water to crop irrigation to support the food supply, properly treated wastewater is essential to prevent disease and protect the environment. On average, 144 litres of water per person per day is supplied to households in Europe, so it’s no surprise that that there are around 18,000 wastewater treatment plants across the continent.
Hughes Safety has provided insight into specifying safety showers at wastewater treatment plants, covering European Standards and the importance of tepid water.
According to EN and ANSI standards, eye washes and safety showers must be positioned within 10 seconds reach of a hazard. All employees must be made aware of the location of this essential equipment and trained in how to use it correctly. For many chemicals, to ensure a thorough decontamination, flushing of the affected area should continue for at least 15 minutes with tepid water (15-37°C).
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