Leading protective sunglass manufacturer Wiley X® Eyewear is doing its part to help American companies and workers “focus” on safety during National Safety Month. An ongoing effort throughout June 2011 by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is an educational campaign to raise awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths and to encourage safe practices at work and at home.

According to the National Safety Council, unintentional deaths and injuries are on the rise, with an all-time estimated high of 128,200 deaths in 2009. This same study showed that the cost of accidental injuries to Americans and their employers exceeds $693 billion nationally — or $5,900 per household. “Injuries take a huge toll on American businesses and families,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “Through education and proper protection, we can all play a part in helping to reduce these staggering numbers,” added Freeman.

Wiley X Eyewear’s commitment to safety can be seen in the company’s line of Safety Series glasses. Designed with the concept that workers are far more likely to wear protection that is comfortable and stylish as well as functional, Wiley X offers a range of safety models in its Climate Control™, Changeable, Active and Goggles families. Like all Wiley X glasses, these safety models meet ANSI-Z87.1-2003 high velocity and high mass impact and optical performance standards, providing the highest level of protection against dangers in the workplace. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this coveted rating on every product it offers.

Wiley X has built its reputation on quality and protection in the harshest environments. For 25 years, Wiley X has provided protective eyewear to elite Special Forces units in action around the world.

To learn more about National Safety Month initiatives and participate in free online safety training, visit www.nsc.org/nsmwww. nsc.org/nsm. To learn more about Wiley X’s full line of performance protective eyewear for work and play — visit Wiley X Eyewear at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.