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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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, […]
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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 […]
At first glance, all protective eyewear may look essentially the same—if you’ve seen one pair of safety glasses, you’ve seen them all. This is a popular, and costly, misconception: workplace eye injuries cost US businesses more than $467 million each year, and according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 90% of those injuries […]