Eye safety is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace, yet roughly 2,000 workers suffer a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment every day, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
And, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA), proper eyewear could reduce workplace injuries by up to 90%. Those harrowing statistics are why the organization has dubbed March Workplace Eye Wellness Month—and why PBA works to reduce the number of workplace injuries and promote eye safety nationwide.
Workers can take steps toward a safer workplace by using eye protection compliant with the ANSI Z87.1 standard, which sets the criteria for testing, selecting, maintaining, and using of eye protection in the workplace. Eye protection certified compliant with ANSI Z87.1 defends against hazards related to chemical handling, material welding, machinery operations, or cutting, construction work, and assembly operations.
Wall chart provides PPE reference for hazardous material
Need a quick and easy reference for understanding which personal protective equipment (PPE) you must wear when working with hazardous materials? Graphic Products offers a complimentary Personal Protective Equipment Wallchart that covers the Hazardous Material Identification System and which PPE must be worn in order to handle materials safely.
Office workers not immune from eyestrain and visual fatigue
Employees may also wish to follow a five-point eye safety checklist for common work environments, developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stocking up on proper PPE
Graphic Products strives to improve the health and safety of employees around the world. The company’s PPE for the eyes and face—including safety glasses, goggles, and eyewash stations—protects workers against safety risks and promotes a workplace free of hazards. Visit GraphicProducts.com or call 888.326.9244 for more information.