Eye and face protection are critical components of any safety program. Each year, more than 800,000 work-related eye injuries occur (that’s about 2,000 a day.) Many of these injuries are temporarily disabling, while some result in permanent vision loss.
How do you avoid becoming part of that statistic? By choosing and wearing the right eye and face protection for your job. Before choosing your eye and face protection, look around your work area. What hazards do you need to protect yourself against? Dust? Metal chips? Dirt particles? Liquid splash? Chemical splash?
Based on your job site hazards, we can recommend the eye and face protection products that will provide the best level of protection for you.
The main protection factor in all safety eyewear is the lens. Most, if not all, safety eyewear has polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are lighter and thinner than plastic and glass lenses and provide 10 times more impact resistance. Plus, polycarbonate, regardless of lens color, provides 99.9% protection against the sun’s harmful UV light. Even if your safety glasses have clear lenses, you’re still protected against UV rays.
Don’t become a tragic statistic. Your eyesight is too precious to take chances with. Be sure you wear the eye and face protection that will safeguard it. We’re here to help you choose the eye and face protection to fit your specific needs.
Sources: www.allaboutvision.com, www.osha.gov, National Safety Council