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March is Workplace Eye Safety Month

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10-20 % will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. Experts believe that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of eye injuries in accidents.

Common causes for eye injuries are:

  • Flying objects (bits of metal, glass)
  • Tools
  • Particles
  • Chemicals
  • Harmful radiation
  • Sunlight exposure from outside jobs
  • Digital eyestrain from electronic screens

There are three things you can do to help prevent an eye injury:

  • Know the eye safety dangers at work-complete an eye hazard assessment
  • Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens, or other engineering controls)
  • Use proper eye protection/UV protection: non-prescription and prescription safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets, and full-face respirators

 

We sell an array of safety glasses and also blue light blocking lenses. Come by and take a look!

 

 

{information from https://www.preventblindness.org/eye-safety-work}