Eye and Face Protection

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Foundations of Eyewash/Safety Shower Protection

Do whatever is needed to ensure a clear pathway to the eyewash/shower unit. No stacks of junk, excess storage, or trash bins should interfere. By Linda J. Sherrard Eyewash and safety shower emergency assistance is at hand. Your safety program may have it all — the latest in PPE, new and improved chemicals, storage and removal … Continue reading »

Five Workplace Eye Safety Tips

We know that safety managers wear many hats, and that with so many commitments eye safety can sometimes be overlooked. Yet, we can all agree that the human eye, which is vulnerable and invaluable, is worth protecting. Vision is our primary means of experiencing the world around us. Without it, our quality of life is […] Continue reading »

10 Eye Injury Pitfalls to Watch for At Work

Wear your safety glasses. It’s a simple rule, and one that workers obey more than ever thanks to awareness campaigns, enforcement and the wide array of technologically advanced, funky-looking protective eyewear on the market today. Yet many Canadian eyes remain unprotected, with injuries occurring at an alarming rate. A recent study found that 60 per … Continue reading »

Honeywell Safety Products Introduces the Industry’s First Heated Sterile Eyewash Station

Fendall 2000™ Heated Accessory Delivers the First Tepid Sterile Solution in Extreme Cold Environments 2011-05-16 SMITHFIELD, R.I. — May 16, 2011 — Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE), today introduced the industry’s first heated sterile eyewash station. The Fendall 2000™ Heated Accessory offers an innovative solution to the challenges presented … Continue reading »

Four Technologies

Four Technologies boost safety eyewear benefits Today’s workplace hazards are more diverse and complex than ever, and safety eyewear has to live up to these increasing challenges to keep workers safe. Through ongoing research and by adapting technologies from other industries, safety eyewear manufacturers are developing new ways to protect workers in every application. This […] Continue reading »

Eye Safety Survey Results: What types of home safety programs are offered in your workplace?

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Eye Protection at Home

Expanding the culture of safety beyond the workplace The proper use of safety eyewear has significantly reduced the number of eye injuries in the workplace over the last 20 years. Today, workplace eye injuries average just under 800,000 per year, and that number continues to drop. This success is due to a number of factors […] Continue reading »

What are UV ultraviolet light and VLT visual light transmission?

There are three categories of UV light: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The primary source of UV light is the sun. Other sources include welding arcs, video display terminals, fluorescent lighting, and mercury vapor lamps. UV light is harmful because it can be absorbed by the eye. In large doses or through repeated exposure, it can lead to cataracts or permanent eye […] Continue reading »

Baby boomers & the need for prescription safety eyewear

Today, our nation’s workforce is comprised of the highest percentage of workers aged 55 and older since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began reporting labor force data in 1948. Furthermore, the BLS projects that more than 90 percent of all growth in the U.S. labor force from 2006 to 2016 will be workers aged […] Continue reading »

Eye Safety Poll Results: How do you address eye safety for workers who require vision correction on the job?

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Wearing Protective Eyewear Outside the Workplace

Can you wear protective eyewear around the house, or at least when you are working around the house?

Believe it or not, approximately one million eye injuries occur each year in the United States. And according to the US Eye Injury Registry , 43% occur within the home. Here’s a chart from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) that encapsulates homeinjury scenarios and offers suggestions on prevention. Continue reading »

Building A Culture Of Safety

Imagine for a moment that you are a safety professional employed by a construction or manufacturing firm. In response to rising injury rates, the management decides to initiate one of two new safety programs. Here are the alternatives: Continue reading »

Understanding U.S. Government Regulations

On December 29th, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This landmark bill created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, a regulatory body whose mission is to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses by creating and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health, including directed references to standards for Personal […] Continue reading »

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