Safety Glasses Save Lives
Do you believe that your responsibility to your employee has ended when you provide safety glasses or safety goggles to them? Imagine what it'd look like if you'd been the employee who lost vision via an accident in your eyes? Close your eyes and imagine what it'd look like never to see again. Eye injuries are a substantial cause of lost working days within the production industry. There are two different reasons why eye accidents could occur in work - maybe not wearing any eye protection or much more often due to wearing the wrong kind of, or insufficient eye protection. 

The question has to be asked...How much protection is necessary when accidents occur although eye protection has been worn? To answer that a hazard assessment should be made to ascertain which eye hazards exist in your facility for every task. Compounds like bases, acids, fuels, solvents, lime and dry or wet cement powder. Falling or altering debris, construction glass and materials. Bloodborne pathogens from body fluids, blood and human remains. Know the most recent eye protection info, procedures and provide the gear. Provide training, information and oversight to ensure that eye protection is being worn and procedures are followed. 

Eye protection must be worn by workers in addition to any visitors to the facility. Consider wearing high-impact rated glasses and face shields for high risk work. Make sure Safety glasses, safety goggles and face shields are properly maintained. Dirty or scratched lenses reduce vision and are more inclined to be the cause of other worksite injuries. Emergency treatment to eye accidents on site may reduce the effects of an eye injury. For this to occur you need to ensure that sufficient first aid training is provided to staff, first aid equipment is ready for use and the types of accidents have been trained for. These procedures should be implemented in conjunction with the facility or worksite's overall safety program or plan.