The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, OSHA reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and worker compensation.
3M™ Personal Safety Division has expanded its SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear line by offering more features and deeper personalization with the debut of the new 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 600 Series.
Thanks to Kappler, one of the most perplexing problems for protective clothing users now has a clear solution — literally.
Kappler’s AntiFog Expanded-View Visor means no more fogged-up face visors for gas-tight suit wearers.
Month of March dedicated to promoting workplace safety and vision protection
March 23, 2017
The month of March is set aside each year as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a multi-organizational awareness campaign dedicated to eye health and the prevention of on-the-job eye injuries. Wiley X®, Inc., a company that in 2017 is celebrating 30 years of protecting the vision of soldiers on the battlefield, cops on the beat and workers on the job, is getting behind this effort to cut down on the number of workplace eye injuries each year.
Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. Each day, over 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury. This means that almost one million Americans have experienced some vision loss due to eye injury, which has resulted in more than $300 million in lost work time, medical expenses and workman’s compensation.
Optimize safety, optical clarity, comfort, and style with the new ES6 Crossfire® by Radians®. This premium eyewear is ANSI Z87.1+ rated for protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact and provides 99.9 UV protection. Designed with inlaid temple grips and a soft rubber nosepiece, the ES6 is lightweight, sleek and stylish and is offered in several frame and lens choices including HD lenses for enhanced clarity, polarized lenses for glare protection, and other trending lens colors like blue mirror.
Encon® will introduce Primo™, a new safety spectacle, to the Veratti® line of personal protective equipment during the VPPPA National Conference and Expo. The Veratti® Primo™ is the first model of a new family of safety spectacles offering the new AFR™ (Advanced Fog Resistance) lens coating introduced by Encon® last year on the 160/500/750AFR chemical splash goggles.
Ingot™ Safety Glasses feature a high end, metal-frame look to give it a modern style, without the metal-frame price. The sleek painted frame is actually made of poly-carbonate, making it extremely lightweight for all-day wear. Plus, a soft nose piece and rubber temples provide additional comfort.