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Almost all jobs require workers to have use of their vision. It makes sense then that workers are provided with appropriate eye protection for their job, and the knowledge of why they are wearing the eye protection.
Whether it is keeping your eyes safe from strain while working a computer, or covering them to avoid getting particles and chemises in the eye, eye protection is relevant in most industries.
Use these resources to cover the variety of eye protection available to workers in your organization, as well as to explain what can go wrong when these protective measures aren’t taken. Make PPE compliance something workers want to do.
Eye Protection Is A Must
Every shop environment has its share of eye hazards, and it’s foolish not to protect yourself from them. An injury which might be minor if inflicted elsewhere can be catastrophic when it happens to your eyes.
If you always wear your eye protection you can bet you’ll be seeing your friends next weekend.
If you occasionally choose not to wear eye protection – ask yourself, “what am I really gaining by not wearing it?” You are not gaining anything. But you do have a lot to lose if you choose not to wear your eye protection!
Protecting Your Eyes to Prevent Catastrophic Injuries
Wrong eye protection will not save your eyes. In the BLS survey, one out of every 25 workers injured wore glasses with no side shields. Of those wearing eye protection, 94 percent resulted from chemicals or objects going around or underneath the protection.
Maintenance duties involving use of full face respirators should have face shields fitted with proper glasses that match eye prescriptions. Patient care providers need to wear proper goggles and face shields to prevent splashes from getting into eyes or mouth.
Protecting Your Eyes at Work and at Home
At work or at home, eye injuries can happen quickly and without warning. The result may simply be a red, irritated eye caused by sawdust or maybe fiber glass insulation. However, the injury could also be permanent blindness caused by chemicals or an object striking the eye.
Sun Safety: Don’t Lose Sight of Eye Protection
Most people are well aware of the need to slap on sunscreen to avoid painful and potentially life-threatening exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. But your eyes also need protection, in the form of good quality sunglasses or built-in UV light protection in prescription eyewear, because they, too, can be harmed by sun exposure.
If you do not protect your eyes against UV rays, their lenses and retinas could suffer serious damage that threatens your vision.
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Eye Protection Safety Video
Your body has many natural defenses built in for your eyes, but in today’s workplace your eyes are exposed to many chemicals and other hazards that your body never intended to deal with. This video reviews facts on eye protection injuries and encourages workers to make the right decision with eye protection based on this information.
Eye Care - Construction Safety Video
Illustrates how many eye problems are caused by not paying attention to the work employees are doing, or not wearing the appropriate protective equipment. They remind employees that eye injuries can easily happen to them and show them how to prevent these injuries.
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Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been around throughout history in various forms. Even everyday clothing is a form of PPE, but many jobs and workplaces have unique hazards that require additional protection, such as gloves, boots, eye protection and many others. This course will teach employees to identify the need for PPE, define the concept of a hazard assessment, things to consider when choosing PPE, and the different types of PPE used to protect all parts of the body. This course is intended for general industry employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to use personal protective equipment. SafetySkills “Traditional Format” courses are followed by a 10-question quiz. To pass the course and receive a certificate, the learner must score 70% or higher.
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been around throughout history in various forms. Even everyday clothing is a form of PPE, but many jobs and workplaces have unique hazards that require additional protection, such as gloves, boots, eye protection and many others. This course will teach employees to identify the need for PPE, define the concept of a hazard assessment, things to consider when choosing PPE, and the different types of PPE used to protect all parts of the body. This course is intended for general-industry employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to use personal protective equipment. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
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