The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eye protection for a variety of potential exposure settings where workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases via ocular exposure.
After the structural collapse of a large building, emergency responders and support personnel are often exposed to hazardous agents and conditions. These workers are at high risk of injury and illness at such a site. Described below are common eye hazards and injuries that can occur during these operations and recommendations for protective eye gear, first aid, and steps for preventing eye injuries.
There are four things you can do to protect your eyes from injury: Know the eye safety dangers at your work. Eliminate hazards before starting work by using machine guards, work screens or other engineering controls. Use proper eye protection. Keep your safety eyewear in good condition and have it replaced if it becomes damaged.
Certain types of UV radiation can produce an injury to the surface and mucous membrane (conjunctiva) of the eye called "arc eye," "welders' eye" or "arc flash." These names are common names for "conjunctivitis" - an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the front of the eye. The symptoms include:
New product introductions for 2015 will be revealed at the National Safety Council Expo. Encon® will be showcasing new additions to its emergency shower and eyewash products as well as launching new products in the personal protection equipment product category.
Full line of products provides advanced performance, state-of-the-art protection for men, women and youth/jr.
September 11, 2015
Eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. now manufactures and distributes a full line of advanced vision and hearing protection products bearing the trusted and world-renowned Remington® brand. This new product launch was made possible through a recent partnership between Wiley X and Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”), America’s oldest firearms and ammunition manufacturer with brands including Remington, AAC, Bushmaster and DPMS.
Gateway Safety introduces a value play in eye protection with its newest product: Ingot™ Safety Eyewear! For those searching for safety glasses that don’t look like safety glasses, Ingot provides a high end, metal-frame look.
Continued to use defective 500-pound press with a tendency to drop without warning
July 16, 2015
With a history of safety violations dating back 15 years, an El Paso metal stamping plant is no stranger to warnings from OSHA. In the latest action, the agency issued 13 safety and health citations to D&D Manufacturing Inc. following a recent inspection prompted by a formal complaint.