The University of Washington EH&S department has been consistently working on installing new emergency eyewashes and showers in labs where units are non-conforming or do not exist. A substantial amount of work has been completed since 2003 but additional needs are sometimes identified.
An eyewash, like this one installed at Hitchcock Hall (above), provides the ability to flush eyes out quickly in the event of something splattering into them while in the lab.
The fixture pictured here is an example of another type of emergency wash. This one is installed in Electrical Engineering.