Defog It Antifog Seeks Additional Workplace Sites for Safety Field Tests on Fogging of Personal Protective Eyewear

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Within 24 hours after the announcement of the Nanofilm Defog It antifog field test, the Nanofilm’s phones were ringing with calls from organizations eager to participate in the research. “The response shows professionals are looking for solutions to the hazard of fogged safety eyewear in utilities, pulp and paper, construction, law enforcement and military workplaces,” says John Swett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing There is no cost to the participate in the test.

Companies interested in participating in a no-cost field test to study antifog as a boost to safety eyewear compliance and employee safety should contact Defog It at 888-ENDS-FOG. Studies are already in place at a Southwest utility, a Florida military unit and a national ski organization.

Professionals across industries tell us that a fogging problem is a given on safety glasses, goggles and faceshields, but there are few statistics, standards or solutions. These field studies will provide information to help keep workers safer.

Within 24 hours after the announcement of the Nanofilm Defog It antifog field test, the Nanofilm’s phones were ringing with calls from organizations eager to participate in the research. “The response shows professionals are looking for solutions to the hazard of fogged safety eyewear in utilities, pulp and paper, construction, law enforcement and military workplaces,” says John Swett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing There is no cost to the participate in the test.

The 12-day program provides antifog products for company use and includes a 10-question survey about fogging as a factor in workers’ failure to wear safety eyewear and fogged eyewear as a workplace hazard. Defog It will tailor the testing program to the specific needs of the participating organizations. Eligible organizations include utilities, paper mills, steel manufacturers, construction companies and military units.

“Professionals across industries tell us that a fogging problem is a given on safety glasses, goggles and faceshields, but there are few statistics, standards or solutions. These field studies will provide information to help workers see safe, be safe,” adds Swett.

In a study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention Magazine1 in 2009, research with focus groups made up of manufacturing, construction, service, medical and retail workers showed that fogging is the Number One vision-related reason for not wearing protective eyewear in the workplace. An anti-fogging solution is named as one of the Top Five ways to increase eyewear usage, named by nearly 60% of groups.

Organizations interested in participating in the research should contact John Swett at 1-888-ENDS-FOG. More information is available at the http://www.defogitworks.com.

Clarity Defog It anti-fog towelettes and Clarity Defog It anti-fog liquid are proven safe and effective on optical lenses, eyeglasses, safety glasses, safety goggles and faceshields. The formula is used by the military worldwide in vision-critical situations and is distributed around the world.

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.

1Factors Influencing Worker Use of Personal Protective Eyewear by David A. Lombardi, Santosh K. Verma, Melanye J. Brennan and Melissa J. Perry was published in Accident Analysis & Prevention Magazine in March, 2009.

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