ISEA is seeking public comments in response to the proposed reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for 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. 

Public review comments will be accepted from April 10 – May 25, 2020.  A copy can be obtained by contacting  Cristine Fargo,  ISEA’s Vice President, Operations and  Technical Services.

In addition, consensus body members in targeted stakeholder groups are still being accepted.  These reviewers submit comments and vote on approval of the standard; they are the final authority in determining whether a standard is submitted to ANSI for acceptance as an American National Standard.  Consensus panel members are needed in the following categories:

  • 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
  • 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.

Interested parties should reach out Cristine Fargo for additional information.