Consistently, year after year, one of the most cited standards by OSHA is 1910.147, "The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)."
Lockout/ tagout programs and products are a critical part of any organization’s facility safety program, along with safety signs (in compliance with ANSI Z535.2-2007) floor matting, and emergency eyewash showers.
OSHA 29CFR 1910.147(a)(1)(i)
This standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. This standard establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of such hazardous energy.
ANSI Z358.1 - Standard for Emergency Eyewash Devices
• Flush both eyes from airborne contaminants
• Nozzles protected from airborne contaminants
• Minimum flushing rate: 0.4 gpm for 15 minutes
(preserved, buffered saline solution recommended)
• Stay open valves keeping hands free to open eyelids
• Activation in one second or less
• Place within 10 seconds of hazards; place immediately
adjacent to strong caustics or acids
• Identify location with a highly visible sign