Posted on 09/01/2011, by Jeremy Edsall
Eye Safety & You
September is Sports & Home Eye Safety Month.
Although the tips in this article pertain to workplace
injuries and accidents it's important to be safe when
doing tasks around the home. Something as simple
as hammering a nail in a wall can result in eye injury.
Be sure to wear eye protection whenever there
is a danger of something getting into your eye.
Every day, around 2,000 people suffer eye injuries in the workplace. However, OSHA estimates that 90 percentof such accidents could be prevented through the use of proper protective eyewear. To do your part, make sure you always wear the right kind of eye protection for the job you are performing.
Proper fit is essential for maximum protection. Safety glasses should rest firmly on top of the nose and close to, but not against, the face. Don’t let uncomfortable, foggy or sight-restrictive safety glasses or goggles keep you from wearing the propereye protection. Experiment - there are many styles and sizes available.
Don’t become a statistic. Takea moment to determine eye hazards in your workplace so you can take the proper precautions to prevent injury.
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