Eye Protection and PPE

On the Job: Eye Protection

Most employees want to work in a safe manner. So why do these preventable eye injuries keep occurring?

Employers must commit time, energy and resources to purchasing and providing PPE to their employees. Yet, an estimated 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur every day in the United States, with studies showing 90% of those injuries are preventable. More than 75% of those injuries are from employees choosing to not wear the eye protection provided for the task. 

Most employees want to work in a safe manner. So why do these preventable eye injuries keep occurring? How do we reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries? 

Click HERE to read “The Eyes Have It: Protecting Employee Vision with PPE” from OH&S.

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