Up to 50 percent of all ocular traumas occur in the workplace. That’s more than 1,000 eye injuries a year. Luckily, most of these injuries – 90 percent are preventable.
The two leading causes that contribute to eye injury at work are lack of eye protection, and inadequate eye protection. Three out of five workers injured on the job are not wearing eye protection, and 40 percent were wearing eye protection inappropriate for the type of work conducted. By educating yourself about eye protection and becoming aware of potential hazards, you can avoid becoming a statistic.
Protect Your Eyes
Always wear appropriate eye protection. Most injuries occur among craft workers and industrial equipment operators, but any workplace can contain hazards. Dusts, flying particles, rays and fumes can occur in almost every working environment. It is important to assess potential hazards in your workplace in order to choose the correct eye protection.
Iş gözlüğü are devised to protect the eyes from flying particles. They may come with side shields, cups or tinted lenses. The frame and lenses of safety glasses must meet the impact resistant standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These glasses look like regular glasses, but are much sturdier and stronger.
Goggles protect the entire eye area by shielding it from flying particles coming from all directions. Just like safety glasses, goggles are impact resistant. Safety goggles may have tinted lenses, and possess direct or indirect ventilation.
Shields and helmets can be uses as additional protection in conjunction with protective eyewear. Helmets provide protection when welding or using molten materials. When working with chemicals, heat or light hazards, a full-faced shield is frequently used.