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L&I offering free emergency washing/eyewash workshops for employers

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November 8, 2012

TUMWATER — It takes just one accidental splash of a corrosive substance, even a common household chemical like bleach, to cause serious or even permanent damage to a worker’s eyes or skin.

That is why Washington state law requires employers to provide emergency washing/eyewash stations, in addition to personal protective equipment, when there’s a potential employee exposure to corrosives, strong irritants or toxic chemicals.

Employers can learn more about preventing these serious injuries at a new workshop offered by Department of Labor & Industries.

The free workshops will cover what the law requires, finding the hazards in your workplace, emergency washing equipment basics and more.

The workshop schedule is:

  • Tukwila — Nov. 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Kennewick — Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Mount Vernon — Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Kelso — Nov. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Spokane — Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Tacoma — Dec. 20, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon — Jan. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tukwila — Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Tumwater — Feb. 19, 9 to noon.

Additional workshops are scheduled for 2013. To learn more and to register, please see Emergency Washing Workshop or call 1-800-574-2829. Pre-registration is required.

Workshops are held in local L&I offices.

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For media information: Elaine Fischer, L&I, 360-902-5413.

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Broadcast version:
It takes just one accidental splash of a corrosive substance, even a common household chemical like bleach, to cause serious or even permanent damage to a worker’s eyes or skin. The Department of Labor & Industries will hold workshops around the state to teach employers how to protect workers from eye and skin damage caused by corrosives, strong irritants or toxic chemicals. Free workshops are currently scheduled in Tukwila, Kennewick, Mount Vernon, Kelso, Tumwater, Tacoma and Port Angeles, beginning Nov. 14. To learn more and to register, visit www.Workshops.Lni.wa.gov or call 1-800-574-2829.

 

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