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Five Workplace Eye Safety Tips

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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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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Building A Culture Of Safety

Imagine for a moment that you are a safety professional employed by a construction or manufacturing firm. In response to rising injury rates, the management decides to initiate one of two new safety programs. Here are the alternatives:

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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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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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When No One Is Looking

Imagine for a moment that you are a safety professional employed by a construction or manufacturing firm. In response to rising injury rates, management decides to initiate one of two new safety programs. Here are the alternatives: Workers receive a single type of personal protective equipment, or PPE, and perfunctory training in its use. And […]

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