When it comes to safety equipment, one size and style does not fit all. Women are making up growing numbers in the workforce, and Gateway Safety has launched a family of safety glasses that are designed to appeal to women in style, and provide a better fit than traditional options. Tailoring the design to improve the fit of safety eyewear helps protect women better, oftentimes reducing gaps and increasing coverage around the eyes, where hazards may exist.
There are four things you can do to protect your eyes from injury: Know the eye safety dangers at your work. Eliminate hazards before starting work by using machine guards, work screens or other engineering controls. Use proper eye protection. Keep your safety eyewear in good condition and have it replaced if it becomes damaged.
There’s no doubt about it: fogging of safety goggles can be a dangerous nuisance. A study in Accident Analysis & Prevention magazine* researched the factors influencing workers’ use of safety eyewear. A group of men and women in the construction, manufacturing, service/maintenance, and healthcare industries were asked what factors determine their personal decision whether to wear their safety glasses or goggles.