ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. The globally-accepted standard provides testing, performance criteria and installation requirements for emergency flushing fixtures used to rinse corrosive materials and other contaminants from workers who have come into contact with such potentially harmful substances. Equipment covered by this document is commonplace in manufacturing and material processing plants, construction sites, healthcare facilities, research and development labs and a wide variety of other workplace sites.
Consensus bodies represent the views of a balanced cross-section of stakeholder interest categories to include:
- Producer – A manufacturer of the product covered by the standard or components thereof
- User – An organization that uses, specifies or purchases the product covered by the standard
- Government – An agency or department that has a regulatory or other interest in the product (government agencies that use the product fall under the User category)
- General Interest – An organization that has a special interest in this standard due to safety, technical or other requirements or an individual expert with knowledge in the area(s) covered by the standard, but who neither produces nor uses products covered by the standard.
ISEA expects to initiate consensus balloting by the end of 1Q 2020. Contact Cristine Fargo, ISEA’s vice president, operations and technical services for additional information.