Health, Safety & Wellness - Eye Protection
Health & Safety Moment
Proper Eye Protection is an effective control for protecting the eyes and helps to prevent injuries.
Hazards can include:
· Flying Objects: A piece of metal can pierce the cornea and eyeball and possibly cause the loss of an eye.
· Dust: Dust, sawdust, etc. can cause irritation resulting in a corneal ulcer in a breakdown of corneal tissue causing a red, watery, or eyes filled with puss.
· Heat: Heat can burn and severely damage the cornea.
· Acid Splash: Acid splash and chemicals can burn the cornea, conjunctiva (white coat on the eye) and eyelid and possibly cause loss of sight.
· Abrasive: Sand can cause a corneal abrasion which can result in loss of sight.
Important Tips on Proper Eye Protection:
· Basic protection is safety glasses with side shields.
· Take extra precautions in windy conditions or when doing jobs where eye injuries are more likely.
· Look for the CSA logo on the frames, whether the glasses are prescription or non-prescription.
· For welding, eye protection must also be marked with the shade number.
You’ve only got one pair of eyes; make them last a lifetime. Wearing the right protection can prevent most eye injuries.
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