Planet Bacou Article - July 2003


When hazardous chemical are present, the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Parts 1901 to 1910 are applicable. Part 1910.15 states:

“Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”

The ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard Z358.1-1998 is the definitive source governing requirements to meet the above Code of Federal Regulations. Z358.1-1998 states installation, performance, and maintenance requirements for Emergency Eyewash Stations.

Fendall offers a line of emergency eyewash devices that are SEC Certified to meet ANSI Z358.1-1998 standards. Through over 50 years of commitment to eye care safety, Fendall has achieved a leadership position through product innovation, dependable quality, and responsive customer service. Fendall offers innovative products, including the first self-contained, gravity fed eyewash device, the first heated self-contained eyewash device, Eyesaline® flushing solution, the Pure Flow 1000® Eyewash Station, and Blow-Fill-Seal bottled eyewash.

This year a major marketing campaign was launched to promote the Fendall brand and products. The Fendall product line was to reflect only the best products. The first Fendall advertisement hit the stands in March, followed by a new Fendall products catalog. In June a new Fendall image CD was released, including a revised products training presentation. All Fendall instructions and packing will be offered in three languages (English, Canadian French, and Mexican Spanish) by the end of third quarter.

If current sales trends are any indication, Fendall will experience 12% growth over last year. With continued marketing efforts, sales support and focus, as well as from our distributors we hope to finish 2003 with record numbers.