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While we’re talking summer, here are 5 common myths about sunglasses that I hope you don’t believe:
1. Sunglasses are just for looks.
Truth: Sunlight can damage the cornea, lens and retina. And squinting not only fails to limit the harmful effects of the sun’s rays but makes you look [...]
There’s no debate that our eyesight is invaluable: vision is a primary way humans experience the world, and without it, many jobs would prove impossible. The government has recognized the value of sight by passing legislation for workplace eye safety, and employers institute safety measures of their own to protect workers’ vision. While these combined [...]
This is part of my continuing series of useful links from the Internet. In this edition, we look at eye safety. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether they are or not, it is “clear” that they are soft organs and require a lot of protection.
1. NIOSH – Eye Safety
A pallet jack may not be the most hazardous piece of equipment in your workplace. But its simple appearance can be dangerously
deceiving. Manual pallet jacks have been the culprit behind crushed toes, scraped knuckles and pulled backs. Improperly stored and these devices also pose tripping hazards. If your facility uses pallet jacks, share these safety [...]
Wearing contact lenses in an industrial setting poses a number of hazards. In the first three parts of this series, we looked at what employees and employers must know to address these hazards. We discussed how to make the decision to wear lenses and how to care for them. Hopefully, the guidance set out will [...]
In the first two parts of this series, we discussed from the employee’s perspective the safety issues that arise when contact lenses are worn in an industrial setting and how to care for lenses. This week, we’ll look at what employers need to know about employee use of contact lenses in the workplace.
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Last week we discussed what employees should consider when deciding whether and what kinds of contact lenses to wear in an industrial workplace. This week, we’ll look at how to care for the contact lenses after you get your prescription.
The Four Materials You Need
There are four things you need at the workplace to properly care [...]
More than 32 million adult Americans wear contact lenses. Many of them are employees who wear their lenses at work in industrial settings. As an optician who specializes in contact lenses, I want to share my insights with the safety community on the dangers this poses. This series will discuss what the employee, employer and [...]
OSHA’s Eye and Face Protection Standard says that employees exposed to eye and face hazards such as light radiation, chemicals or flying objects must be provided with eye or face protection. It also sets out criteria for selecting eye and face protection for your employees. This standard is a frequent source of violations. To help [...]
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