Protective eyewear could help prevent as many as a million home eye injuries a year. Fogging is one of the reasons people don’t wear it. With Defog It antifog, Dad can put on their safety glasses and keep them on until the project is complete.
Valley View, OH (Vocus) June 17, 2010
If there’s a dad in your life who spends time in the workshop, there are probably DIY tools on your gift list. Defog It antifog recommends adding two more: safety eyewear and Defog It antifog towelettes or liquid. Almost half of America’s 2.5 million annual eye injuries happen around the home. Nearly 90% are preventable with proper protective eyewear, but research shows fogging is a top reason for working without safety glasses or goggles.
"Protective eyewear could help prevent as many as a million home eye injuries a year," says Jodi Groh, Director of Marketing for Nanofilm, maker of Defog It antifog towelettes and liquid. "Fogging is one of the reasons people don’t wear it. With Defog It antifog, Dad can put on their safety glasses and keep them on until the project is complete.”
Here are some workshop eyewear safety tips to help Dad protect his eyes and prevent injuries.
- Construction workers have among the highest rate of workplace eye injuries. If professionals were handling many of the do-it-yourself jobs we take on at home, they'd be wearing protective eyewear. In fact, safety eyewear may be mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Protect your eyes like professionals do when handling power and hand tools.
- Make sure fogged eyewear isn't a problem. Working in hot, humid weather, moving between hot and cold environments, or heavy exertion can cause fogged eyewear. The wearer may be endangered by impaired vision or remove the safety glasses to improve visibility. An antifog treatment like Defog It can help keep eyewear fog-free and on the worker's face.
- Wear safety eyewear for yard work. Virtually all manufacturers of trimmers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other equipment recommend safety glasses. Remember to clear outdoor areas of debris that could become flying particles, too.
- Wear goggles when mixing paints or varnishes and to protect eyes from fertilizers and pesticides.
- Be sure you have the right safety eyewear for the job. Do you need side shields to protect from flying debris? Goggles offer stronger impact protection and block out particles and debris better. Some jobs, like welding, require faceshields. You can see tips from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health offers some smart guidelines for choosing eye protection.
- Does dad need a strap? It will secure the eyewear during work and help keep glasses or goggles close by during downtime.
Defog It antifog towelettes and Defog It antifog liquid can provide all-day fog prevention on safety eyewear, eyeglasses, sports goggles and faceshields, and other eyewear. Tested safe for all optics, the formula is used by the military around the world. Defog It antifog products and more information are available at http://www.defogitworks.com and 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™ and other lens care products, as well as nanotechnology-enabled coatings. More information is available at http://www.nanofilmproducts.com.
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