66% of safety professionals surveyed say fogging stops workers from wearing safety eyewear. A simple of audit of four danger zones can help prevent eye injuries.
Valley View, Ohio (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
66% of safety professionals regard fogging as a barrier to workers wearing safety eyewear, according to a recent industry survey conducted by Defog It anti fog. When safety glasses or goggles fog up, workers are more likely to remove them. Safety audits to eliminate fogging “danger zones” could help reduce the 2000 daily workplace eye injuries that cost employers up to $300 million annually. “Clearing Off the Barriers to Protective Eyewear Compliance”, an on-demand webinar, recommends four specific checkpoints.
- Fogging audit zone #1: Areas where heat and humidity create high rates of moisture and condensation. High worker exertion levels can increase the risk because the perspiration and heat created add to the likelihood of fogging.
- Fogging audit zone #2: Locations where there are sudden environmental changes. Moving between heat and cold, indoors or out, can instantly “blind” a worker.
- Fogging audit zone #3: Anywhere closed gear, such as goggles or faceshields, are worn. This protective eyewear is more likely to trap heat and moisture. High exertion rates, heat, humidity or frequent temperature changes can worsen the problem.
- Fogging audit zone #4: The equipment room. If a fogging problem suddenly develops, the cause may be a change in safety eyewear features. A new type of lens material, a tighter eyewear fit or the addition of side protection may be the cause.
Other topics covered in the webinar by Jodi Groh, a 16-year vision care veteran, and Jerry Daniels, founder of the North Georgia Safety Training Institute, include:
- Overview of OSHA standards for safety eyewear and anti fog
- The risk and cost of safety eyewear noncompliance
- Major barriers to safety eyewear compliance
- 7 best practices for improving workplace eye safety
- How a safety professional performs an audit to identify barriers to compliance
- How to prevent the #1 vision-related factor in noncompliance: fogged eyewear
“66% of safety professionals surveyed say fogging stops workers from wearing safety eyewear. A simple of audit of four danger zones can help prevent eye injuries,” said Jodi Groh, webinar presenter from Nanofilm, maker of Defog It.
About Defog It anti fog(http://www.defogitworks.com): First used by the military worldwide, Defog It anti fog is proven in the toughest workplace environments where heat, cold, humidity and exertion cause fogged safety eyewear. Defog It is available as a liquid or reusable cloths and is safe and effective on safety glasses, goggles and faceshields.
About Nanofilm (http://www.nanofilmproducts.com). Nanofilm, founded in 1985, is the maker of Clarity Defog It and a global optical leader in lens care and coatings. Millions of people around the world use Nanofilm products, including Clarity Clean It™ and other lens care products, as well as nanotechnology-enabled coatings.