Germs are even bad for an uninjured eye - for an injured eye they are extremely bad!
There have been studies showing that eye-showers get infected with germs, if the water is not exchanged frequently. Also germs which may develop an inflammation of the eye conjunctiva have been detected. Please consider that in case of an accident infected water is released to an injured eye!
What to do?
According to § 7.2 of the BGI/GUV-I 850-0 eye-showers have to be checked at least once a month. This includes putting the eye-shower into operation. Rinse with plenty of water.
What else can you do?
Do not take eye-showers as a sacred object which may only be grabbed in case of an accident. On the contrary it is much better to use the eye-shower more often than once a month. According to § 7.2 of the BGI/GUV-I 850-0 you are even legally authorized to do so.
- What about to use this stylish eye-shower instead of the boring water tap when you like to clean the washbasin or to fill any bowl with water!
The only thing which you have to ensure is that the eye-shower remains clean. A calcified spray head is also not OK.
You should put the eye-shower at least once a week into operation. Take this opportunity to check inconspicuosly spray width and calcification.