The global emergency shower & eye wash station market size was worth around USD 370 million in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 535 million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.70% between 2022 and 2030.
An emergency shower or an eye wash station forms a critical part of safety equipment in a chemical factory or units dealing with hazardous substances. The main purpose of installing an emergency shower or an eye wash station is the reduction of occupational hazards by keeping workers safe and away from dangers of exposure to fatal or injury-causing substances. Safety showers are units for washing a person’s body from top to bottom or parts that have come in contact with dangerous chemicals.
The large volume of water supply is an important component of an emergency shower although washing eyes with showers is not recommended owing to the large dispensing pressure of the equipment which may result in eye injuries. An eye wash station is specifically designed to be used for washing products, chemicals, or substances that may have entered the person’s eyes. The time duration recommended for washing eyes thoroughly is 15 minutes. Emergency showers and eye wash stations can be put up for use together in a facility called the combination unit.
The Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) is a responsible authority regulating the segments related to emergency shower and eye wash stations but owing to certain limitations regarding clarity on the facility requirement, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has generated a standard called ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 related to these stations. Some of these standards include points like at least 20 gallons per minute of water availability for 15 minutes, water temperature between 60 °F – 100 °F, 20” diameter for water pattern, and other factors concerning emergency showers. In the case of eye wash stations, the regulations demand protection from air-borne contaminants of the nozzle or flushing fluids, easy location of automatic or manual actuators, etc.
The global market cap witnessed some shifts as a consequence of Covid-19 that were majorly driven by the disruption in the supply chain and difficulties in the installation of new equipment along with maintenance of already existing ones. However, the demand for decontamination stations increased in research facilities owing to a rise in research & development activities.
The global emergency shower & eye wash station market is projected to grow owing to the rise in the oil & gas and chemical sector. Both sectors are the leading consumers of this equipment because of the hazardous types of material involved in these segments. Oil & gas has become an absolute necessity to meet the growing demand in already developed nations as well as developing nations as it forms a critical part of infrastructural development. By 2030, the global oil & gas sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.85%. In current times, even though the world is witnessing an energy crisis, the stocks of energy companies are skyrocketing owing to their high demand and valuable nature. In the same way, the chemical industry is showing excellent signs of growth.
The Indian chemical industry was valued at USD 178.2 billion in 2019 and may reach up to USD 304.5 billion in 2026. The high numbers act as positive signs toward higher adoption of safety standards in these units thus propelling the demand for emergency showers and eye wash stations.
Less product awareness may restrain global market growth. The growing oil & gas industry is projected to provide global market growth opportunities. Non-adherence to regulations and high cost of set-up is projected to challenge global market growth
The global emergecy shower & eye wash station market is segmented based on product type, price, application, and region.
Based on product type, the global market is largely divided into emergency shower and emergency eye wash station. The emergency shower is segmented into floor mounted shower, wall mounted shower, a platform operated shower, ceiling mounted shower, and platform operation booth. Before deciding on which type a business should invest in, the management must analyze its requirements and needs. The emergency eyewash segment is divided into portable eyewash stations and plumbed eyewash stations. The latter has been in existence for more than 100 years and is widely used as compared to its counterpart
Based on price, the global market segments are low, medium, and high. The price of emergency showers and eye wash stations starts from a few hundred dollars and may reach up to thousands of dollars depending on the brand and strength requirement of the product. As per the 2021 report of Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, more than USD 59 billion was spent by the US organization on serious but non-fatal workplace incidents.
Based on application, the global market is segmented into the electronic industry, laboratory, oil & gas, chemical industry, and others. Oil & gas leads the segmental growth owing to the availability of funds in the sector to invest in the heavy-duty emergency shower and eye wash stations given the hazardous substances the employees deal with. In the USA, more than USD 170 billion is spent on direct and indirect costs related to occupational safety in the oil & gas industry.
North America is projected to generate the highest revenues in the global emergency shower and eye wash station market owing to the stringent government regulations for the adoption and monitoring of safety standards, especially in high-risk centers. The regional growth may also be driven by the emergence of multiple product manufacturers catering to domestic and international demand. Since the USA has one of the highly acclaimed standard benchmarks, the products manufactured here are accepted and have high demand in the foreign market as well. Revenue in North America may also be attributed to the rising installation of these units not only at occupational sites but in public places as well for their safety.
The growth in the Middle East is majorly expected to be propelled by the demand in the oil & gas sector for large-scale installation of showers and eyewash stations in this region.
The global emergency shower & eye wash station market houses players like Honeywell International Inc, Haws, Uline, Hughes Safety Showers, Grainger, Bradley Corporation, Denios, Speakman, Guardian Equipment, Acorn Safety, B-L-S Industries, Inc., and ACMAS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
- In July 2020, SYSBEL manufactured eye and face wash products and passed the test by CMA while also receiving the certificate. The product complies with the Australian Standard AS4775-2007, American National Standard ANSI Z358.1-2014, and Chinese National Standard GB/T 38144.2-2019
- In April 2021, Thermostatic Mixing Valves were launched by Encon Safety Products, Inc. The new launch will aid the increase in the company’s product portfolio by adding to its already existing line of eye showers and eye wash range.
This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled “Emergency Shower & Eye Wash Station Market By Price (Low, Medium, and High), By Product Type (Emergency Shower (Floor Mounted Shower, Wall Mounted Shower, Platform Operated Shower, Ceiling Mounted Shower, and Platform Operation Booth), and Emergency Eyewash Station (Portable Eyewash Stations, and Plumbed Eyewash Stations), By Application (Electronic Industry, Laboratory, Oil & Gas, Chemical Industry, and Other), and By Region – Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2030.”- Report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/emergency-shower-eye-wash-station-market
The global emergency shower & eye wash station market is segmented as follows:
By Product Type
- Emergency Shower
- Floor Mounted Shower
- Wall Mounted Shower
- Platform Operated Shower
- Ceiling Mounted Shower
- Platform Operation Booth
- Emergency Eyewash Station
- Portable Eyewash Stations
- Plumbed Eyewash Stations
- Electronic Industry
- Oil & Gas
- Chemical Industry
- North America
- The U.S.
- The UK
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Southeast Asia
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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