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Understanding U.S. Government Regulations

On December 29th, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This landmark bill created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, a regulatory body whose mission is to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses by creating and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health, including directed references to standards for Personal […]

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What is the most common complaint workers have about safety eyewear?

Eye Safety Survey Results: What is the most common complaint workers have about safety eyewear?

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Safety Eyewear and Emergency Eyewash: Prevention and Preparation Matter

Non-compliance with protective eyewear and emergency eyewash safety standards is still a serious issue in the workplace, resulting in worker injury and hours of lost productivity. For a worker who partially or completely loses his or her sight, the personal cost of an eye injury is immeasurable in terms of a diminished quality of life, […]

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Eye Safety Survey Results: How Often Do You Replace Safety Eyewear For Your Workers

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UNDERSTANDING OPTICAL CLARITY CAN LEAD TO IMPROVED WORKFORCE SAFETY

When it comes to eye safety, there is still significant room for improvement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 700,000 work-related eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year at an estimated total cost—direct and indirect costs—of $934 million annually. Most of these injuries could have been avoided. According to Prevent Blindness […]

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Creating a Stronger Safety Culture: How to Communicate with Workers More Effectively

Creating a Stronger Safety Culture

Creating a Stronger Safety Culture: How to Communicate with Workers More Effectively Introduction When a panel of safety professionals at a 2008 conference was asked to define the “culture of safety”, one panelist offered this: “A culture of safety is an atmosphere of mutual trust in which all employees can talk freely about safety problems […]

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