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A carpenter asked his insurance company to pay for damage to his glass eye. It had been broken when a nail he was driving flew up and struck it. When asked how he had lost his own eye in the first place, he replied: "The same way, a nail hit it."
A world of darkness awaits this man if a nail
strikes his remaining good eye. He has yet to appreciate the need for eye
protection. You, yourself, may find it difficult to get accustomed to wearing
eye protection, but would getting accustomed to wearing a glass eye be any
A SIGHT SAVER FOR YEARS
Eye protection has been used in the construction
industry since 1910.And, undoubtedly, many workers have escaped serious eye
injury because of it. You may personally know some fortunate individuals who
saved their sight this way.
TAKE TIME TO SELECT THE RIGHT KIND
Depending on your job, you may need goggles, an eye
shield, a face mask or safety glasses. All it takes on your part is a little
effort to select the appropriate type and to wear it.
TYPES OF HAZARDS
there are four types of particles
that cause eye injuries on the job:
Unidentified Flying Objects: These microscopic objects consist of dust and
particles floating around in the air, generated by wind, equipment, or cleaning
operations. When working in dusty conditions, wear eye protection. Even a small
speck in the eye can lead to trouble.
Particles Resulting From Chipping, Grinding, Sawing, Brushing, Hammering or
Using Power Tools: These particles move at an amazing speed and strike with the
force of a bullet. Wear eye protection any time over-head operations are
performed. It may be advisable on some jobs to wear safety goggles under a full
Invisible Hazards: You can't see the injurious light rays generated by welding
operations or laser beams. And their effects often are not felt until hours
later. Wear the eye protection required when using such equipment. And if you
happen to be working nearby, don't look in the direction of welding arcs or
where a laser beam is being used.
4. Liquids: Hot liquids, such as tar or asphalt,
solvents ,paint, and solutions for cleaning masonry or metal, can cause serious
eye injury if splashed in your face. The use of proper eye protection, possibly
a full face shield, is essential when transferring liquids between containers
and when using caustic or acid cleaners.
Eye injuries happen in a split second. So put on your eye protection as soon as you get back to your job after this meeting. Don't blind yourself to the necessity of protecting your sight.
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