Why Take A Chance?
Are you willing to risk losing your ability to see? Thousands of people take that chance every day by not wearing needed eye protection. In fact 3 out of 5 workers who have experienced an eye injury were not wearing their eye protection.
A survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that nearly 70% of the injuries were the result of flying or falling objects. Most of the material striking the eye was reportedly moving at speeds faster than something being thrown by hand.
What can you do so you are not added to these statistics? Easy…
- WEAR PROPER EYE PROTECTION AT ALL TIMES. It is estimated that 90% of eye injuries can be prevented through the use of proper protective eyewear. Manufacturers of eye and face protection have greatly improved their products to help encourage more willing and more consistent use. In the past workers in the field would not wear the protection because of the equipment’s lack of comfort, durability, or out-dated styling. Considerable advancements have now been made in the design of this protection to improve the comfort, durability and fashion.
- MAKE SURE THE EYE PROTECTION IS RIGHT FOR THE HAZARD and that it fits correctly. Also know when to wear goggles and/or a face shield especially when doing high hazard work such as grinding, chipping or working with corrosive compounds.
Protecting your eyesight should be one of your most paramount concerns whether you are on the job or not. Your company may provide you the protection, and have a 100% eye protection policy. However, it is your responsibility to wear the eye protection. Without your commitment, you put yourself at risk of losing your eyesight.