Preventing Eye Injuries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three out of five workers were not wearing eye protection at the time of an eye injury. When asked why, “I didn’t think that I needed them” was the most common answer given by construction workers.
Know what eye protection you need:
- Wear safety glasses with side protection if you will be working around flying particles, no matter the size.
- Wear goggles if working with chemicals.
- Wear a face shield OVER your safety glasses.
Focus on safe work practices:
- Use safety controls, such as machine guards.
- Remove protective eye wear only after turning off a tool.
- Clean yourself of all debris before removing eye protection.
- Be accountable to yourself and your co-workers. If your co-worker is not wearing their safety glasses, tell them to.
#1 tip to prevent eye injuries on the job – wear your PPE all of the time!
Safety has been Tradesmen International’s #1 Core Value since our inception in 1992. While we’re proud to provide all our employees OSHA Training, Tool-Box Talks as well as On-going Safety Communication and Education, we believe that each individual must personally emphasize safe behavior at home, on the road, the jobsite and at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of all those around them.
Meet with a Tradesmen team member or call 855-723-3844 to learn more about OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health training opportunities.