Did you know that March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month?
That fact that you are reading this means you can still see. Let’s make sure to keep it that way. Common causes of workplace eye injuries are flying debris like metal pieces or glass, tools, chemicals, harmful radiation, and eye strain due to digital devices. Most injuries occur when eye protection is worn but it is improper or ill-fitting and when eye protection is not worn at all. Luckily, almost all workplace eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear.
To prevent an eye injury at work, adhere to the following tips:
- Know the eye safety hazards at work. Not sure? Ask your supervisor.
- Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens or other engineering controls.
- Use proper eye protection that correctly fits such as non-prescription or prescription safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets or full-face respirators.
- Never remove your eye protection and rub your eye with a dirty hand or glove. Always remove gloves and wash hands prior to touching your eyes or any part of your face.
Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team? Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip! We would love to hear from you! In fact, we will reward you with a free gift for helping out!
The Forge Safety Team is here to help you! We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job. This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe.
You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).
Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!
– The Forge Safety Team