Emergency Shower Testing SOP

All chemical laboratories or other spaces with corrosives (acid or base), biological laboratories, battery maintenance areas, and pesticide mixing areas are required to have both a chemical safety shower and eyewash present. Showers require annual testing and eyewashes require weekly (no more than every 7 days) flushing at Virginia Tech. This procedure outlines the preparation and testing steps for annual testing of all Virginia Tech emergency showers. This procedure is to be followed by Environmental Health and Safety personnel conducting the flow testing.