"Simply using the proper eye protection could prevent thousands of work-related eye injuries each year"
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
New survey indicates that safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented many eye injuries. “Simply using the proper eye protection could prevent thousands of work-related eye injuries each year,” said Superb Safety CEO Debbie Peters. “In recognition of protecting the safety of employee eyes, Superb Safety is proud to extend Free Shipping for selected orders thru April 30, 2013.”
Common eye injuries occurring at work can result from chemicals or foreign objects in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea. Other causes of injuries include splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of workers who suffered eye injuries, nearly three out of five were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident. These workers most often reported that they believed protection was not required for the situation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require the use of eye and face protection whenever there is a reasonable probability of injury that could be prevented by such equipment. Personal protective eyewear, such as goggles, face shields, safety glasses, or full-face respirators must be used when an eye hazard exists. The eye protection chosen for specific work situations depends upon the type of hazard, the circumstances of exposure, other protective equipment used, and individual vision needs.
“Superb Safety is proud to celebrate Eye Safety month and support our clients with the best in eye protections and safety products,” said Peters. “We must keep our workers eyes' healthy to become more productive and save on worker compensation costs!”