Two of Gateway Safety’s most popular styles in safety eyewear are now camouflaged!
StarLite® – the industry leading design in safety eyewear – is now available with Classic Camo temples in a clear, gray or amber lens color.
Overview: Fog limits the effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for eye and face protection. According to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), it is one of the three most significant barriers to their use, ahead of lack of comfort and fit and scratching. If lenses are fogged, people won’t wear them. If workers can’t see, they could have accidents.
The fifth time was not a charm for a Holland, Ohio roofing company that was cited recently by OSHA for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards. The contractor, Casey Bortles, has been cited for similar violations four times since 2014. The most recent round of citations comes with a penalty total of $91,629.
OSHA standards clearly define mandatory compliance and requirements for employers to follow with respect to eye and face protection. Following these requirements ensures protection against chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants.
Despite the fact that most worksites require eye protection, the Center for Disease Control reports nearly 2,000 work-related eye injuries requiring medical attention a day. Among the root causes is compliance – not wearing eye protection – which continues to be an issue on jobsites and in workzones.
Outfitting part-time workers with safety eyewear that delivers broad protective coverage, all-day comfort and modern style, all at a great value, is a challenge among safety managers. To simplify the process, Honeywell has launched three new lines of safety eyewear: the Uvex SVP 200, 300 and 400 Series.
Look carefully at plant operations. Inspect all work areas, access routes, and equipment for hazards to eyes. Study eye accident and injury reports. Identify operations and areas the present eye hazards.
Uncorrected vision problems can cause accidents. Provide vision testing during routine employee physical exams.
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover from. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10-20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
Experts believe that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of eye injuries in accidents.
When the snow and cold of winter begin to roll in, we often take steps to protect ourselves from the impending cold and flu season. But it may surprise you to know that the cold of winter may have a few potential risks in store for our vision as well.
#1: Dry Air
As outdoor temperatures drop during the winter, the air becomes colder and can no longer hold as much atmospheric water vapor–humidity–as warmer air present during the rest of the year.