The Importance of Safety Glasses

Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor suggest thousands of employees suffer from eye injuries every year, many resulting from work related injuries incurred when workers used inadequate eye protection. Such injuries may result in blindness and thousands of dollars in lost production time and medical expenses.  It is important for employees and employers to understand the benefits of wearing adequate eye protection.

Eye protection and safety glasses generally fall under the category of PPE or personal protective equipment, and generally serve to protect workers and consumers from hazards exposed to on the job.  Safety glasses are very important because a lot of work place injuries that occur are eye related.  


Benefits of Safety Glasses:

•    Safety glasses can keep small particles entering your eyes

•    Safety glasses are heat resistant and protect the eyes from sparks and flames

•    Safety glasses protect your eyes from chemical splashes

The bone structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury due to impact from large objects, and eyelashes help protect against injury from small objects, but eyes are still very prone to injury if proper precautions are not taken to prevent accidents. Eye injuries are a serious matter. Not only can an eye injury be painful, but if severe enough could cause a loss of vision.  When working with any kind of equipment that may be hazardous to your eye safety, don't forget your safety glasses!

Posted July 05, 2017
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