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PERSONAL PROTECTION -
-- SELECTING SUITABLE EYE PROTECTION
Question 1: While
using an abrasive grinder to dress some hand tools, your eyes will be
sufficiently protected from flying particles if you wear a face shield.
Face shields are not approved eye protection. They are designed to protect the
facial skin from cuts and abrasions. They may be worn over approved primary eye
protection for additional protection to the face.
Question 2: One
of your assigned job duties is to transfer a corrosive liquid chemical from one
container to another. You wear safety glasses with side shields while performing
this task. Are your eyes adequately protected?
Whenever there is a potential exposure from hazardous liquids, safety
(sometimes called chemical) goggles which form a seal around the entire
eye area are required. There are several styles of goggles to choose from,
including flexible fitting with regular ventilation, flexible fitting with
hooded ventilation and cushioned fitting with a rigid body.
Question 3: Because
you wear contact lenses, you do not need to wear eye protection in most cases?
Contact lenses, of and by themselves, do not provide eye protection from hazards
occurring in a work setting. Eye protection suitable for the hazards must be
worn whenever there is exposure to injury to the eyes. Dusty or chemical
environments may represent an additional hazard to contact lens wearers.
Question 4: You
are unable to locate your eye protection while at work. Your supervisor has just
given you a rush order for a customer who is waiting at the service desk. The
job won't take long but you will be exposed to flying particles while completing
the task. Should you go ahead and complete the job without your eye protection?
After all, it will only take a few seconds?
No matter what the duration of the job task, if eye protection is required in
order to prevent an injury to the eyes, it must never be attempted without
proper safety equipment. Explain the immediate situation to your supervisor.
Another pair of glasses or goggles may be available or the job should be
assigned to someone else who has protection available. To prevent a recurrence
of this situation, you and your supervisor should jointly decide how all
personal protective equipment will be selected, cared for and stored to ensure
it is readily available at all times.
NEVER TAKE CHANCES
WITH YOUR VISION.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION!
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