Month of March dedicated to promoting workplace safety and vision protection
March 23, 2017
The month of March is set aside each year as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a multi-organizational awareness campaign dedicated to eye health and the prevention of on-the-job eye injuries. Wiley X®, Inc., a company that in 2017 is celebrating 30 years of protecting the vision of soldiers on the battlefield, cops on the beat and workers on the job, is getting behind this effort to cut down on the number of workplace eye injuries each year.
Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. Each day, over 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury. This means that almost one million Americans have experienced some vision loss due to eye injury, which has resulted in more than $300 million in lost work time, medical expenses and workman’s compensation.
Optimize safety, optical clarity, comfort, and style with the new ES6 Crossfire® by Radians®. This premium eyewear is ANSI Z87.1+ rated for protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact and provides 99.9 UV protection. Designed with inlaid temple grips and a soft rubber nosepiece, the ES6 is lightweight, sleek and stylish and is offered in several frame and lens choices including HD lenses for enhanced clarity, polarized lenses for glare protection, and other trending lens colors like blue mirror.
Encon® will introduce Primo™, a new safety spectacle, to the Veratti® line of personal protective equipment during the VPPPA National Conference and Expo. The Veratti® Primo™ is the first model of a new family of safety spectacles offering the new AFR™ (Advanced Fog Resistance) lens coating introduced by Encon® last year on the 160/500/750AFR chemical splash goggles.
Ingot™ Safety Glasses feature a high end, metal-frame look to give it a modern style, without the metal-frame price. The sleek painted frame is actually made of poly-carbonate, making it extremely lightweight for all-day wear. Plus, a soft nose piece and rubber temples provide additional comfort.
Born on the battlefield, company has grown into leading eyewear innovator protecting military, law enforcement, outdoorsmen, workers and youth
February 23, 2017
Back in 1987, Wiley X® founder and military veteran Myles Freeman, Sr. launched a small, but innovative company to develop shatterproof, impact-resistant eyewear for the brave men and women of the U.S. military. At the time, his sons and current Wiley X owners Dan Freeman and Myles Freeman, Jr. were just kids helping their dad out in the warehouse, trying to meet the growing demand for Wiley X’s premium quality eyewear.
If you have ever opened a dry-cleaning bag and put on a freshly laundered garment, you know that dry-cleaning can make clothes look and smell almost new. That freshness, however, is created using chemicals that may be potentially harmful to employees who work in the dry-cleaning process. Although today’s dry-cleaners are moving away from using perchloroethylene, a toxic chemical that may cause cancer, the work-related health effects of the chemicals taking its place are unknown.
Ingot™ Safety Glasses feature a high end, metal-frame look to give it a modern style, without the metal-frame price. The sleek painted frame is actually made of polycarbonate, making it extremely light weight for all-day wear.
Given the eyes’ complexity, size and location, they are extremely vulnerable to injury – from flying or falling objects in the yard, sand and dust particles, chemicals and vapors from household cleaning products and even ultraviolet light. And in many workplaces eye hazards are abundant.