25.04.2013 Safety No Comments

Keep your Eyes Safe

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protects you from workplace hazards. OSHA requires employers to identify when workers need PPE as protection and train employees to know when and how to select, use and care for PPE.
  2. Eyes need protection from a Variety of workplace hazards They include:
    • Flying Objects
    • Splashes from Chemicals
    • Swinging Objects
    • Electrical Arcs and Sparks
    • Dust, Fumes, Mists, Gases, Vapors
    • Radiant Energy
  3. Choose eyewear that protects against the greatest possible hazard level.
    • Flying Fragments – Safety spectacles with side protection or goggles with side protection.
    • Chemical Splashes – Safety goggles
    • Dust, Fumes, Mists, Gases, Vapors – Tight fitting chemical goggles or face shields over industrial safety glasses
    • Hot Sparks or Splashes – Goggles or spectacles with side protection.
    • Radiant Energy – Welding goggles with special lenses

Conclusion

Always give eyes the highest possible level of protection. The right PPE will give your eyes the greatest protection against all possible hazards. Inspect and maintain this PPE to prevent damage to your eyes.