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Safety Showers

Safety Showers in Wichita, KS

Mid America Exteriors is the leading expert provider of safety shower installation, repair, and renovation services in Wichita, KS. With over a decade of experience specializing in bathroom remodel projects of all sizes, we have the expertise to properly outfit your workplace with emergency safety showers per ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 compliance standards.

Investing in an OSHA and ANSI compliant safety shower station demonstrates your commitment to a safe working environment. Our team will handle your safety shower assessment, installation, retrofitting, or repair needs to safeguard your employees from hazardous chemical exposures.

OSHA and ANSI Safety Shower Regulations

OSHA and ANSI Safety Shower Regulations

Does your Wichita facility utilize hazardous materials? OSHA mandates any workplace using corrosive or hazardous chemicals must install emergency safety shower and eyewash stations to mitigate exposure injuries.

OSHA requirements per 29 CFR 1910.151 state that:

  • Access must be immediate without obstacles to reach shower activation in 10 seconds or less
  • Water flow must flush both eyes and body simultaneously
  • Units must meet ANSI Z358.1 installation compliance

In addition to OSHA statutes, ANSI guidelines dictate:

  • Located on the same level within 10 seconds of chemical hazards
  • Floor drainage system and identification signage required
  • Plumbed for potable tepid water between 60-100°F
  • Unobstructed access and weekly functional testing

Allow our safety shower compliance experts to evaluate your facility needs. Call Mid America Exteriors at (316) 265-5444 to schedule your inspection.

Emergency Safety Shower Installations

Does your facility currently lack required safety showers? Our team provides turnkey installation services for all ANSI/OSHA compliant emergency shower equipment.

Tailored Design and Placement

  • Evaluate your unique floorplan and hazard zones
  • Locate optimal position for 10 second access
  • Design specialized plumbing and drainage

Equipment Selection and Supply

  • Specify drench showers, eye/face wash units, or combination stations
  • Source equipment from top brands like Speakman, Bradley, Guardian
  • Customize components for handicap access if needed

Professional Installation and Activation

  • Handle complete installation, assembly, and anchoring
  • Conduct water flow tests to meet gallons per minute (GPM)
  • Verify spray coverage blankets appropriate body areas
  • Provide verification paperwork and equipment manuals

Call (316) 265-5444 for a custom quote designing your new ANSI safety shower station.

Safety Shower Repairs and Upgrades

Over time, aging safety showers can fail inspection or operate inadequately. Avoid OSHA non-compliance fines by having Mid America Exteriors service your malfunctioning units.

Our technicians diagnose issues with pull handles, spray nozzles, water pressure, corrosion, leaks, or drainage. We provide rapid response repairs, replacements, refurbishing, and upgrades tailored to restore your showers to proper working order.

Repair Services Address:

  • Low water flow or spray pressure
  • Leaking pipes, fittings, or valves
  • Broken spray nozzles
  • Seized pull activation handles
  • Internal corrosion or sediment buildup
  • Clogs impacting drainage

Refurbish and Replacements:

  • New shower heads, handles, valves
  • Replace rusted or cracked pipes
  • Retrofit assemblies for better coverage
  • Full shower component replacements
  • New signage and markings
Safety Shower Inspections

Safety Shower Inspections

Routine inspections by a third party are required to identify developing issues with safety showers before failures occur. Avoid risk – leverage Mid America Exteriors to conduct detailed shower inspections on a quarterly or biannual schedule.

Our Safety Shower Inspections Cover:

  • Test functionality and spray coverage
  • Measure proper water pressure (GPM)
  • Check for obstructions blocking access
  • Verify ANSI/OSHA continuing compliance
  • Assess for corrosion, wear, or damage
  • Note any developments needing repair

Should we identify any deficiencies not meeting regulations during inspections, we provide written estimates and solutions for remediating the showers back up to code.

Stay proactive with (316) 265-5444 scheduled safety shower inspection services from Mid America Exteriors.

Depend on Our Safety Shower Expertise

Mid America Exteriors leads Wichita and the surrounding region as the premier safety shower provider for any commercial industry facility. For over a decade, businesses have trusted us to properly install, upgrade, repair, and inspect all emergency chemical hazard showers tailored to protect their workplace.

Benefits of Partnering with Mid America Exteriors:

  • 10+ years specializing in safety shower work
  • Fully licensed, bonded, and insured
  • OSHA compliance and training certified
  • Top brands of ANSI standard showers
  • Handle new installs, repairs, retrofits
  • Routine inspection services
  • 24/7 response for shower failures

Frequently Asked Safety Shower Questions

For additional details on safety showers, see some of the most common questions below:

If your workplace actively stores or handles hazardous chemicals, OSHA legally mandates installing ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 compliant safety showers within 10 seconds access of potential exposure areas. Call Mid America Exteriors for an assessment on equipping your site with suitable emergency wash stations to avoid regulatory fines.

ANSI standards require positioning emergency wash equipment with immediate accessibility within 10 seconds, unobstructed, on the same level as the hazard. During new installations, we evaluate your unique floorplan to place units as close as feasible to corrosive chemical handling points while still meeting base regulations. Proper location ensures rapid emergency access.

OSHA compliant safety equipment relies on an independent water supply providing adequate tepid temperature between 60-100°F. This requires specialized activation valves on dedicated plumbing linesseparate from other fixtures to guarantee sufficient GPM water flow isavailable when the emergency wash stations are activated. Our team handles all necessary plumbing considerations tailored to your floorplan during new installations and retrofits.

ANSI Z358.1 guidelines explicitly set standards for tepid, potable water between 60-100 degrees Fahrenheit. Water too hot or too cold can make exposure injuries worse or cause additional harm. We calibrate all installations accordingly and design equipment suited to maintain necessary GPM flow rates across this temperature range for your facility.

All safety showers and eye/face wash units must provide streams of water to adequately flush contaminants and harsh chemicals from potential areas of exposure on eyes, face, and body. Specific requirements per ANSI include:

Safety Showers

  • 20″ diameter water column extending 82″-96” from floor
  • 20 gallon-per-minute (GPM) water flow

Eye / Face Wash Units

  • 3″ diameter water column minimum
  • Positioned 33-45 inches from floor
  • 3 gallon-per-minute (GPM) water flow

During new safety shower installations, replacements, or refurbishments, we verify full coverage across necessary zones and check gallons per minute output meet all codes.

Improperly maintained safety showers develop issues over years of use causing eventual failures to meet ANSI and OSHA mandates. Common deficiencies include:

  • Low water pressure and output
  • Leaking pipes, fittings, shower heads
  • Restricted access from clutter
  • Corroded and jammed pull handles
  • Occluded spray nozzles
  • Outdated components requiring upgrades
  • Lack of supplementary eye wash units
  • Improper positioning away from hazards

Mid America Exteriors diagnoses all issues and provides necessary repairs, renovations, upgrades, and maintenance to restore showers back up to compliance. Stay proactive with our detailed inspection services every 6 months. For emergency safety shower failures, call (316) 265-5444 for rapid response and resolution.

OSHA mandates flushing all facility safety showers weekly to clear any sediment buildup and verify proper operation between annual or bi-annual inspections. Test activation ensures water lines stay free of any corrosion and confirms sufficient flow if units need to be used for real emergencies involving chemical splashes. Contact Mid America Exteriors to discuss adding weekly tests of your showers and washes into standard operating procedures.

In the event of an actual acid, alkaline, solvent, or other hazardous chemical spill requiring emergency use of safety showers or eyewashes, follow protocols to immediately dial 911 after helping the exposed individual utilize the stations. Report the occurrence to your facilities manager and safety officer even if injury seems minimal so incident paperwork can be filed. Finally, contact Mid America Exteriors at (316) 265-5444 to assess equipment functionality following emergency usage events.

Feel free to call (316) 265-5444 with additional safety shower compliance questions! Our team is here to help you meet codes.

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