Safety Tip of the Week – Eye and Face Protection

Many workers are injured or blinded from work- related eye incidents that could have been prevented with the use of properly selected eye and face protection.

What is Getting into Your Eyes and Your Face?

  • Splashes from chemicals, such as solvents and acids;
  • Liquids or gases under pressure present a possibility;
  • Electrical sparks;
  • Welding fumes, solder specks;
  • Grinding dust, bits of glass, dirt; and
  • Wire and nails.

When and How can These Injuries Occur?

  • Working overhead;
  • Welding;
  • Working around liquids or gas;
  • Working with materials under pressure; or
  • Working on live circuits and even working with power tools.

Focus on Right Fit and Function

Make sure to wear the right type of safety eye protection and face protection depending on the hazards. Additionally, remember that the eye protection must be personally fitted to each individual. It must be adjustable and ensure appropriate coverage. Make it comfortable so you will wear it!

If you do get something in your eye, don’t rub your eye! Use the emergency eyewash station and rinse your eye with the clean water for at least 15-20 minutes. Seek medical attention!

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