July is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Whether at work or at home, it is important to protect your eyes, and remind family members and co-workers to do the same.
Some examples of when protective eyewear should be worn is when there is a risk of:
- Chemical splash (mixing and pouring chemicals at work; mixing and pouring chemicals at home, such as herbicides and pesticides)
- Flying objects (grinding, sawing, mowing the lawn, weed whipping)
- Particles in the eye (working under a car, sanding, using compressed air)
- UV radiation (welding, working or playing outside (sun exposure))
Safety glasses are very inexpensive investment in your eyesight. There are a lot of good options for under $10, and some as low just $2-$3 a pair.
Contact us if you need resources for ordering safety glasses or other personal protective equipment.
For more information on eye and face protection, including OSHA’s Hot Topics and an E-Tool, see this page on OSHA’s website.