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The GalvinSafe® (HAWS) emergency decontamination equipment with its ground breaking AXION® MSR technology continues to change the emergency response landscape by offering the only eye/face wash response solution in the industry duplicating the methodology recommended and used by medical professionals. 


The AXION® MSR (Medically Superior Response Technology) provides the following benefits:

Protection for the Human Eye

The human eye is equipped with an automatic lubricating and cleansing mechanism, called the lacrimal system. It consists of the lacrimal punctum – a drain which channels excess fluids away from the ocular surface. The lacrimal punctum drains excess fluids directly into the nasal cavity. This process is the reason why your nose runs when you cry.

If a chemical is introduced into the eye, nature’s own cleansing mechanism can serve to force the contaminant into the nasal cavity, where it can potentially cause further internal injury. The ideal approach in chemical or particulate eye injuries is to sweep contaminants away from the lacrimal punctum.




AXION® MSR can solve the 3 most common compliance issues by providing:

ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 and AS 4775 Compliance

Published by International Safety Equipment Association, ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 establishes minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment. While AS 4775 was developed based on ANSI/ISEA Z358.1, they are not equivalent. The main differences lie in the inclusion of guidance on: dimensional constraints for disabled access, local materials for plumbing components and good design and manufacture.

Simultaneous Operation

One of the most critical mandatory performance criteria is the simultaneous operation. To achieve AS 4775 compliance, designs need to be well balanced. If they are not balanced, activation of the shower simultaneously with the eye or eye/face wash will result in a pressure drop leaving the eye or eye/face wash outlets starved of flow with the emergency combination shower failing to comply.

Significant requirements for simultaneous use include:

Why Tepid Water?

Providing the right water temperature will provide a comfortable flushing environment and encourage the required full 15-minute flush to:

All GalvinSafe® Haws Emergency Decontamination Response products meet AS 4775 requirements.


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