If people aren’t wearing safety glasses, do an audit. If fogging is a problem, you can solve it and you’ll have a safer workplace.
Valley View, OH (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
Defog It anti fog for safety glasses and safety goggles was recently put to the test and proven by the North Georgia Safety Training Institute in Tate, Georgia. Founder Jerry Daniels read about Defog It in a trade journal and decided to test it in his OSHA and MSHA mine safety training courses for regional companies and multinationals that send global safety supervisors to his Georgia courses.
"I used one cloth yesterday at a surface open pit dimension stone quarry in Georgia,” he said in an interview with Defog It. “One cloth for five men, and they too became convinced. The temp was 92 degrees with high humidity. Hours later, I went back and checked on them. They were very pleased with the fact they did not have to remove their glasses repeatedly on account of the constant fogging of the lenses."
Research suggests that anti fog can increase compliance with safety eyewear mandates. A 2009 focus group study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention Magazine showed that 100% of the groups named fogging as a factor for not wearing safety eyewear, and over 55% of respondents suggested an anti fog solution to increase usage of personal protective eyewear.
Daniels decided to test the theory in one of his OSHA training sessions. “Safety is behavior based and addressing environmental factors as well as human ones is part of building a safety culture,” he said. In a training session with safety engineers from a global construction company, he put on his helmet, but left his safety goggles dangling from the strap around his neck. He then asked the class why workers don’t put on goggles. “‘Because they keep fogging up on me!’ was the reply," said Daniels.
He had five of the classroom members use a Defog It reusable anti fog cloth on their own safety eyewear, then they tested Defog It-treated lenses over hot steam. “None of the safety glasses fogged up. It was impressive.”
“If people aren’t wearing safety glasses, do an audit,” emphasizes Daniels, urging managers to break down the issues. “Does eyewear fit? Is it comfortable? Scratched? Is it hard to get replacements? What about fogging?” He concludes, “If fogging is a problem, you can solve it and you’ll have a safer workplace.”
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.
Lab tests confirm the Defog It’s high performance. In one test, a lens treated with Defog It was held over constant hot steam for 60 minutes without fog forming. Similar products failed in as little as 5 minutes. In another test, lenses coated with Clarity Defog It were moved between cold and hot environments 100 times without fog forming.
The complete case study about North Georgia Safety Training Institute, as well as additional product information, testimonials, and performance videos are available at http://www.defogitworks.com or by calling 1-888-ENDS-FOG.
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™, Clarity Defog It™ and other lens care products, as well as nanotechnology-enabled coatings.