The federal Occupational Health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designates July as Eye Injury Prevention Month, meaning now is the ideal time to reinforce for employees that eye protection is a lifestyle rather than a workplace dictate. The fact is, according to OSHA, approximately 2,000 workers per day are affected by preventable eye injuries, while 44.1 percent of these eye injuries occur at home, says the Healthcare Cost and Utilization project. Metro™ safety eyewear from Gateway Safety is designed to embrace and encourage the constant approach to vigilant protection by delivering modern-day styling and the comfort that true compliance requires.
“People encounter eye hazards on and off the job,” says Matthew Love, Gateway Safety vice president. “Our goal is to increase compliance on the job by providing safety glasses that employees will want to wear, even after they leave work. And, hopefully, eye protection will simply become more a part of a safety-aware lifestyle.”
Gateway Safety’s Metro is designed with just that intent. Melding safety with comfort and modern styling, Metro offers a choice of four appealing frame colors to flatter men and women both. Glossy black or soft caramel frames provide a vintage look, while bright, rosy pink or warm, classic tortoise shell make a stronger statement. All four styles provide a polished appearance and come in a variety of lens options.
Weighing less than an ounce, Metro safety eyewear has a soft nosepiece and contoured temple tips, meaning it is also supremely comfortable for all-day wear. And the durable, wraparound polycarbonate lens meets ANSI Z87.1+ requirements and blocks more than 99.9 percent of damaging UVA, B, and C rays. Metro perfectly satisfies employees’ need for style both on and off the job, so don’t be surprised to find your staff choosing all-day safety, no matter the task at hand.
About Gateway Safety, Inc.
For more than 65 years, Gateway Safety has been designing and manufacturing award-winning, cost-effective safety products in eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection. Gateway Safety works hard to provide personal protective equipment that workers want to wear––helping companies increase safety compliance, improve the overall welfare of their employees, and reduce the high costs associated with workplace injuries. With many products independently certified to meet ANSI and CSA standards, Gateway Safety ensures its products are safe, durable, and of the highest quality. For more information, contact: Gateway Safety, Inc., 11111 Memphis Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Phone: 800-822-5347. Fax: 216-889-1200. Web: www.GatewaySafety.com/PR. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.