a Eyelation we believe that protecting your eyes at the workplace is of the utmost importance.
According to the CDC, More than 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. About 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays. Approximately 10-20 % of injuries will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. Experts believe that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of the injuries.
Eye diseases are often transmitted through the mucous membranes of the eye as a result of direct exposure to things like blood splashes, and droplets from coughing or sneezing or from touching the eyes with a contaminated finger or object. Eye diseases can result in minor reddening or soreness of the eye or in a life threatening disease such as HIV, hepatitis B virus, or avian influenza.
Wear personal protective eyewear, such as goggles, face shields, safety glasses, or full face respirators.
The eye protection chosen for specific work situations depends upon the nature and extent of the hazard, the circumstances of exposure, other protective equipment used, and personal vision needs. Eye protection should be fit to an individual or adjustable to provide appropriate coverage. It should be comfortable and allow for sufficient peripheral vision.
Employers can ensure engineering controls are used to reduce eye injuries and to protect against ocular infection exposures. Employers can also conduct a hazard assessment to determine the appropriate type of protective eyewear appropriate for a given task.
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health