Eye Safety Tips For The Workplace

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Your Eye Safety Comes First-Tips On How To Create A Safe Work Environment

1. Create a safe work environment

Minimize hazards from falling or unstable debris that could create eye injuries. Make sure that tools work and safety features (machine guards) are in place and that workers and volunteers know how to use tools properly.
Keep bystanders out of the hazard area.

2.Evaluate safety hazards.

Identify the primary hazards at the site. Identify hazards posed by nearby workers, large machinery, and falling/shifting debris. In Northern Colorado, freezing temperatures may create a different set of hazards than what a tropical environment would.
3.Wear the proper eye and face protection.
Different Types of Protective EyewearThe American National Standards Institute (ANSI) serves to administrator and coordinate the United States private sector voluntary standardization system, focusing on competitiveness and safety of workers. Z87 defines the parameters for eye protection for the applicable hazard. Z87 standards specify stronger eyeglass frames that have a larger rim to reduce lenses ejecting into the eye from high velocity objects. They also dictate thicker lenses with a 3.0 mm center thickness. Unfortunately, glass lenses that are 3.0 mm are much less impact resistant than materials like polycarbonate. Glass also tends to shatter into multiple pieces. In my opinion, policies should exclude glass lenses, even if they meet z87 safety criteria.
Make sure the eye protection is in good condition, fits and will stay in place.
4.Use good work practices to protect vision.

Brush, shake, or vacuum dust and debris from hardhats, hair, forehead, or the top of the eye protection before removing the protection. This helps prevent brushing particles and toxic compounds into the eyes. Do not rub eyes or eyeglasses with dirty hands or clothing. Clean eyewear regularly but be sure to thoroughly rinse all debris off before using a drying cloth on the lenses to avoid scratching the lenses. Ammonia based cleaners can damage some lens coating and should be avoided.
5.Anticipate eye injuries and prepare in advance. Have eye wash stations or adequate quantities of sterile solution strategically placed so eyes can be irrigated continuously for 15-20 minutes if needed from toxic chemical spills.

Please Note That All Of This Material Is For Educational Usage And Not For Designing,Prevting  Or Treating Any Eye Condition

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