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protect your eyes and will save your sight - if you wear them.
They offer no protection in your back pocket, your pickup truck or left
at the house. People who wear glasses quickly become used to them.
Unfortunately, people who don't wear glasses have never developed these
habits. When it comes to eye
protection, too often people forget, and safety glasses and goggles grow dusty
The most common
complaint about eye protection is that it's uncomfortable.
That's why such equipment must be carefully fitted.
Frames must be light, straight and properly adjusted.
The lens size should be correct for the wearer, as should the fit of the
bridge of the nose and at the temple.
When your goggles
or glasses are dirty, dusty or grimy, they can interfere with your vision - so
take time to clean them. Don't
touch the lenses with your fingers. never lay goggles or glasses down so the lenses touch
something that could scratch or pit them. Store
eye protection so that the lenses will be protected. During hot weather, use a sweatband to help keep perspiration
off your goggles. Lens
"FOG" problems can be eliminated by using an anti-fog preparation.
complain that goggles give them a headache. Here again, proper fit is important. Be sure goggles are worn correctly. The head strap on cup goggles should be adjusted for just
enough tension to hold them securely and should be worn low on the back of the
Eye protection is
important off the job as well as on the job.
Here are some tips you can use both at work and at home.
Study the label and instructions for eye protection before using cleaning
products, pesticides, and herbicides. Consult
the chemical MSDS sheet for Personal Protective Equipment recommended. Be sure nozzles are directed away from you and hoses are in
good condition. Wear goggles to
protect your eyes when handling acids and caustics.
Keep the tools you use in good repair.
Remember, eye injuries are preventable. Take the time to keep your eyes safe on the job and off the job.
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