Defog It Workshop Featured at VPPPA National Conference; Interactive Program Focuses on Safety Eyewear Compliance

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The interactive workshop “Clearing Off the Barriers to Safety Eyewear Compliance” by Nanofilm, maker of Defog It anti fog, is a featured program at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s Annual Conference, August 21, 2012, at 8 am in Anaheim, California. The goal of this session is to help attendees understand the potential dangers of not wearing safety eyewear, learn to assess the risks in their own workplace and proactively address them to increase compliance and prevent workplace injuries.

With this VPPPA workshop, Defog It and SVS Safety are offering research-driven and real-world proven ways to increase safety eye compliance and prevent workplace injuries.

The interactive workshop “Clearing Off the Barriers to Safety Eyewear Compliance” by Nanofilm, maker of [Defog It anti fog, is a featured program at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s Annual Conference, August 21, 2012, at 8 am in Anaheim, California. The goal of this session is to help attendees understand the potential dangers of not wearing safety eyewear, learn to assess the risks in their own workplace and proactively address them to increase compliance and prevent workplace injuries.

There are 2000 daily workplace eye injuries, costing $300 million in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers compensation. 3 of 5 injured workers weren’t wearing protective eyewear, says Bureau of Labor Statistics research. The goal of this session is to help attendees understand the potential dangers of not wearing safety eyewear, learn to assess their risks in their own workplace and address them.

  • Understand OSHA expectations of employer responsibility for workers’

safety eyewear and compliance

  • Develop understanding of key barriers to compliance, as found in research published in Accident Prevention and Analysis magazine
  • Learn to perform a workplace audit to identify barriers to compliance
  • Explore ways to identify and prevent the #1 vision-related factor in noncompliance – fogged eyewear
  • Increase knowledge of 7 best practices for improving workplace eye safety
  • Gain access to additional training and compliance materials for use in the workplace

The workshop is a joint program of Defog It anti fog and SVS Safety, a source for prescription safety eyewear solutions and innovative safety products to provide employees with the safest work environment. The presentation team includes John Sexton, Director of Sales for Nanofilm, and John Fischer, a Certified Safety Professional and Director of SVS Safety. Sexton is a vision care professional with 14 years of experience advising some of the country’s largest optical companies, is a member of The Vision Council, which educates and advocates for vision with professionals and consumers. Fischer has more than a decade of experience, both inside organizations and as a consultant with companies including National Grid, L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Navy, National Safety Council, Iron Mountain and San Diego State University.

“There’s more to a successful safety eyewear compliance plan than simply providing the equipment,” comments John Sexton of Defog It. “With this VPPPA workshop, Defog It and SVS Safety are offering research-driven and real-world proven ways to increase safety eyewear compliance and reduce workplace injuries.”

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. It is a produced by Nanofilm, founded in 1985, a global optical leader in lens care and coatings.

About SVS Safety ([http://www.svssafety.com) SVS Safety is the one-stop-shop for safety needs, from custom, cost effective prescription safety eyewear programs to a broad range of personal protective equipment and safety devices. Headquartered in Mount Clemens, Michigan, the company’s current clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses.

About VPPPA (http://www.vpppa.org) The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a member-based association.

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