Eye Injuries in the Workplace

One of the most common injuries in the workplace is also one that can very easily be reduced. We’re talking about eye injuries.

Did you know that there are over 20,000 recorded eye injuries each year? And that’s not counting all the injuries that go unreported. It is estimated that eye injuries alone account for almost $300 million each year in medical costs, workman’s comp and lost time.

The simple fact is  that safety eyewear can reduce these injuries by up to 90%. That’s substantial!


A quick assessment of you workplace will let you know if safety glasses or goggles are needed. Are there particles in the air (sawdust, for example)? Is there any debris? Are there chemicals present that might constitute a splash hazard? Is there grinding, welding, sawing, hammering, etc… happening?

There are so many options and styles available today that there really isn’t a good reason not to protect your eyes while working.

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