Each day more than 1,000 eye injuries occur in U.S. workplaces. They vary greatly in degree of severity and how they occur. Protecting your workers against flying fragments, for instance, requires a different strategy than protecting them against optical radiation or irritating mists.
A hazard assessment, as per OSHA's requirement, should determine the risk of exposure to eye hazards. Be aware of possible multiple and simultaneous hazard exposures, and be prepared to protect against the highest level of each hazard.