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The Workplace Safety Store applies 20/20 vision to its' "Eye Safety" Safety Meeting Kit.
The Workplace Safety Store applies 20/20 vision to its’ “Eye Safety” Safety Meeting Kit. The Eye Safety meeting kit now includes the most current information.
By: Paul Greenway
“Government statistics show that each day about 2000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment, says Robin Watson, of the Workplace Safety Store. “Eye safety products and information can really help companies cut down those kind of statistics and at the same time, the high cost of treatment.”
Government reports also show that about one third of eye injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days of lost work. The majority of these injuries result from small particles or objects striking or abrading the eye.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards require that employers provide workers with suitable eye protection. To be effective, the eyewear must be of the appropriate type for the hazard encountered and properly fitted. A Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics survey showed that 94% of the injuries to workers wearing eye protection resulted from objects or chemicals going around or under the protector. Eye protective devices should allow for air to circulate between the eye and the lens. Only 13 workers injured while wearing eye protection reported breakage.
Nearly one-fifth of the injured workers with eye protection wore face shields or welding helmets. However, only six percent of the workers injured while wearing eye protection wore goggles, which generally offer better protection for the eyes. Best protection is afforded when goggles are worn with face shields.
Links to TWSS
Link to Product: “Eye Safety” Safety Meeting Kit DVD/VHS - English & Spanish http://safety.1800inet.com/
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http://safety.1800inet.com is an online store offering a full range of occupational safety & regulatory compliance training solutions in English & Spanish: books, manuals, videos, kits, posters, and software.
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