Eye Protection in the Workplace

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Taking care of your eyes should always be a priority while you are working. Many eye injuries are irreversible and can be permanent. Workplace eye wellness month is a great time to remind employees about protecting their vision while working. Training on the proper use of machines and harmful chemicals will help to greatly reduce potential eye problems. Please refer to your employer’s safety policies for questions on specific instances.

Causes
Of Eye Injuries In The Workplace
There are hundreds of chemicals, machines and other miscellaneous items in the workplace that can cause eye injuries. It is important to remember all of the different dangers that lurk in the workplace and could permanently injury your eyes. The most popular causes of eye injuries in the workplace are:
  • Chemicals
  • Power Tools
  • Wood Dust
  • Bleach
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Paints
  • Nails
  • Gasoline
  • Hand Tools
  • Welding

Eye Protection Gear

There are several different ways to protect your eyes from the dangers in the workplace. If you have any questions/concerns you should go over the types of eye protection safety equipment that can be used while working with your supervisor.

Information courtesy of the Workplace Safety Experts.