Help prevent eye injuries

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, about 2,000 U.S. workers per day sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. The majority of eye injuries are caused by foreign objects scraping or striking the eye, but many other dangers may exist in your workplace. Eye and/or face protection is needed when the following potential hazards are present:

  • Flying objects, such as concrete, metal, wood and other particles
  • High temperatures
  • Chemicals (splashes, fumes, vapors and mists)
  • Optical radiation
  • Dust

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey revealed that nearly three out of five workers who suffer eye injuries were not wearing protective equipment at the time of their accidents. OSHA standards provide mandatory requirements and compliance assistance for employers when selecting proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for the eyes and face. For information on PPE and additional help with preventing eye injuries in your workplace, please visit: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/eyeandface/ppe/selection.html.

Be sure to contact your Summit Loss Prevention consultant if you have any questions.

The information presented in this publication is intended to provide guidance and is not intended as a legal interpretation of any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations applicable to your business. The loss prevention information provided is intended only to assist policyholders of Summit managed insurers in the management of potential loss producing conditions involving their premises and/or operations based on generally accepted safe practices. In providing such information, Summit Consulting LLC does not warrant that all potential hazards or conditions have been evaluated or can be controlled. It is not intended as an offer to write insurance for such conditions or exposures. The liability of Summit Consulting LLC and its managed insurers is limited to the terms, limits and conditions of the insurance policies underwritten by any of them.
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