OSHA’s Eye and Face Protection standard was the tenth most-frequently cited agency standard in FY 2018.
January 4, 2019
OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants and hazards.
Enter your best-of-the-best products or services in ISHN’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The program will launch in October 2018 and entries will be accepted online at ISHN.com/awards through January 2019. Here’s how it works: • Enter up to four top products (must have launched on or after Jan. 1, 2018) • ISHN readers vote on their favorite products March 1 - April 30, 2019 • Winners will be announced the week of May 6, 2019.
Radians, a top-tier manufacturer of high performance personal protective equipment (PPE), will introduce over 100 new products at the sold-out 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, which will be held October 22-24th in Houston, TX.
Radians, which is NSC booth number 1935, also has a new 30 x 60 island exhibit this year strategically located on the main aisle of the show.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. OSHA reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and worker compensation.
Contact lenses can't provide significant protection from eye hazards in the workplace. However, there is no evidence that wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye injury.
Contact lenses may actually increase worker safety and productivity because they often provide improved vision in the workplace. Individuals who wear contact lenses usually have a wider field of vision than with eyeglasses.
Yes, smartphones may be causing us vision problems. Staring at those tiny screens can bring on an array of eye issues such as blurred vision, headaches, sore eyes, headaches, muscle strain and dry eye.
Most often, people who have Dry Eye Syndrome are middle-aged or older. An estimated 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 have dry eyes. Although Dry Eye Syndrome is more common to middle age and beyond, younger industrial workers often are subjected to conditions that cause the same symptoms.
Do blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) affixed to forklifts pose an unnecessary risk? Prompted by employee concerns, a client asked me this question. Choose your answer now, and see if it wavers or changes as you progress through this article.
MAXBLUE™ lens technology blocks 41% of ISO 12312-1 blue light, yet allows 88% of visible light to pass through
August 2, 2018
There are many jobs that demand the use of hand held devices, RF scanners, or other portable devices. All of these devices emit blue light which has been known to cause eye fatigue, headaches, and migraines.