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The Eyes Have It. Protect Them with These 3 Tips.

Every day, about 2,000 Americans get medical attention for on-the-job eye injuries, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. More than 100 of those injuries cause victims to miss work. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, a good time reinforce the importance of these three on-the-job safety tips.

1. Identify the hazards

Workplace hazards that can affect the eyes include chemicals that splash or give off harmful vapors; dust and glare that limit vision; and flying objects resulting from sanding, carpentry, sawing and drilling.

2. Eliminate the hazards

Eliminating hazards is the best way to protect your employees:

3. Provide PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets, filter lenses and other equipment that provides a barrier between your employees and the hazards they encounter. Each type of PPE is designed to protect employees against specific hazards:

If employees wear glasses or contacts, consider providing:

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, a good time reinforce the importance of these three on-the-job safety tips.