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Keeping an eye on safety

25 January 2013

If you have employees working with acids and alkalis found in substances such as cleaning chemicals and batteries for electric fork trucks, their eyes and skin could be at risk. According to Kingfisher, a normal salin

If you have employees working with acids and alkalis found in substances such as cleaning chemicals and batteries for electric fork trucks, their eyes and skin could be at risk.

According to Kingfisher, a normal saline eyewash can take more than three hours to have any effect on acids or alkalis.

eyeVolution from Kingfisher is a rapid and effective neutralising agent for acids and alkalis in the eye or on the skin. A 1L bottle is said to have the same effect as 50L of normal tap water. Immediate application could prevent further damage to the eyes; acids and alkalis can penetrate the cornea in just 45 seconds.

In addition to the 1L bottle for use with the shower station, eyeVolution is also available in a 200mL bottle, which comes complete with an ergonomic eyecap, dust cap and clear instructions.

The 200mL bottle gives a rinse time of up to two minutes, giving the user time to treat the eyes and skin.

The company says many other eyewash bottles only rinse for 20s.
 
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