Four Technologies

Four Technologies boost safety eyewear benefits Today’s workplace hazards are more diverse and complex than ever, and safety eyewear has to live up to these increasing challenges to keep workers safe. Through ongoing research and by adapting technologies from other industries, safety eyewear manufacturers are developing new ways to protect workers in every application. This […]

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Eye Safety Survey Results: What types of home safety programs are offered in your workplace?

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Eye Protection at Home

Expanding the culture of safety beyond the workplace The proper use of safety eyewear has significantly reduced the number of eye injuries in the workplace over the last 20 years. Today, workplace eye injuries average just under 800,000 per year, and that number continues to drop. This success is due to a number of factors […]

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What are UV ultraviolet light and VLT visual light transmission?

There are three categories of UV light: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The primary source of UV light is the sun. Other sources include welding arcs, video display terminals, fluorescent lighting, and mercury vapor lamps. UV light is harmful because it can be absorbed by the eye. In large doses or through repeated exposure, it can lead to cataracts or permanent eye […]

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Eye Safety Poll Results: How do you address eye safety for workers who require vision correction on the job?

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Wearing Protective Eyewear Outside the Workplace

Can you wear protective eyewear around the house, or at least when you are working around the house?

Believe it or not, approximately one million eye injuries occur each year in the United States. And according to the US Eye Injury Registry , 43% occur within the home. Here’s a chart from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) that encapsulates homeinjury scenarios and offers suggestions on prevention.

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