We know that safety managers wear many hats, and that with so many commitments eye safety can sometimes be overlooked. Yet, we can all agree that the human eye, which is vulnerable and invaluable, is worth protecting. Vision is our primary means of experiencing the world around us. Without it, our quality of life is […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Today, our nation’s workforce is comprised of the highest percentage of workers aged 55 and older since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began reporting labor force data in 1948. Furthermore, the BLS projects that more than 90 percent of all growth in the U.S. labor force from 2006 to 2016 will be workers aged […]
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.
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, […]