OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective. Yet data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that of the workers who sustained a variety of on-the-job injuries, the vast majority were not wearing PPE. It is no small wonder why those responsible for worker safety lose hours of sleep worrying about safety concerns.
The challenge continues to persuade workers to wear eye/face protection. Everyone wants to look stylish with modern, up-to-date and sporty eyewear. However, the variety of head shapes for male and female workers presents the problem of large head/small head and everything in between. Then consideration must be given to glass or goggle, work area, presence of debris in the air and harmful rays, which leads to the various types of lens tint. All these factors figure in determining the style, fit and function of eye/face protection.