Safety First

January – New Guidelines and Vaccine Status

Prevention and Reducing Risk

  • Keep all chemicals, paints, pesticides, fertilizers tools, etc. locked up away from children.

  • Always use approved eye protection when working with machinery and equipment.

  • Almost anything that can splash into the eye can damage it. Wear PPE.

  • Car batteries contain sulfuric acid and produce hydrogen gas while being charged. This is one of the gasses used to send rockets into space. Always wear protective eyewear when working with batteries.

  • Never remove safety guards from power equipment.

  • Pick up all yard debris before using lawn equipment and don’t let children play in areas where lawn equipment is being used.

  • Use sports-specific eyewear to avoid sports-related accidents.

  • Ultraviolet/infrared light from the sun, welding arcs, and tanning beds can damage eyes.

  • To avoid infection do not share eye makeup or eye drops with anyone.

Where Do Most Accidents Occur?

 

Potential eye hazards can be found in nearly every industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported; most injuries occurred among craft workers, like mechanics, repairers, carpenters, and plumbers. Over a third of the injured workers were operatives, such as assemblers, sanders, and grinding machine operators employed in manufacturing

IMPORTANT

There are 500,000 eye injuries every year in the USA. 90% of injuries can be avoided by using proper eye protection. Protective eyewear should be made of polycarbonate plastic. If working with liquids they should be splash-proof goggles and use only high-quality sunglasses with (UV) ultraviolet light protection.
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