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PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT - EYE INJURY PREVENTION
One thousand eye injuries occur in American
workplaces every day. These injuries are responsible for over $3,000,000.00
annually in medical, lost production and workers' compensation costs!!
Why are these
What can we do to
prevent these injuries?
First of all make sure you select the proper
eye protection for the task. 94% of the eye injuries that occurred to workers
wearing eye protection resulted from objects or chemicals going around or under
Second, make sure the eye protection you have
selected fits properly and is clean. One of the leading reasons for workers
removing or not wearing eye protection is the lens became dirty and they could
not see what they were doing.
Nearly 20% of eye injuries happened to workers
wearing face shields or welding helmets while grinding. Only 6% of the workers
injured while wearing eye protection were wearing goggles.
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