KEEP THE AREA CLEAR
The area around a safety shower/eyewash station should be kept clear of obstructions. For a shower the user should be able to get under the shower head without difficulty.
For sink mounted swing out eyewashes the counter space around the eyewash should be kept clear so the eyewash can be deployed without hitting obstructions.
Remember in an emergency the user may have obstructed vision due to chemicals in their eyes and moving quickly.
REPORT A PROBLEM
If your safety eyewash upon testing is deficient inform your lab and/or building manager so the safety eyewash can be repaired.
Wisconsin Administrative Code Comm 32.30 states:
Whenever the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to materials that are corrosive or can cause irreversible eye or bodily injury, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.
Note: The (Commerce) department will accept facilities that comply with ANSI standard z358.1-1998 Eyewash and Shower Equipment.