05/14/2008

Eye and Face Protection

Potential eye hazards can be found in nearly every industry, and thousands of
people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have
been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) alone should not be relied on to protect
against hazards. Use PPE in conjunction with guards, engineering controls, and
sound manufacturing practices.

In a Healthy Vision Month the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) together with the National Eye Institute of
the National Institutes of Health annually encourage Americans to make vision a
health priority even in the workplace.

Here are some ways to avoid occupational eye injuries.


  • Choose effective protective eyewear designed for a particular duty or hazard.

  • Protective eyewear must be properly fitted.

  • Best protection is afforded when goggles are worn with face shields.

  • Be educated on where and what type of eyewear should be used.

  • Eye protection devices must be properly maintained.




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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration