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Make Safety Your Focus – Workplace Eye Injuries Cost Time, Money, and Vision

It often happens in an instant. Workplace eye injuries occur more often than you would think. Each year thousands of Canadians sustain needless eye injuries at work that result in temporary or permanent vision loss. The pain and suffering associated with these incidents are immeasurable, and the impact of lost… Read More

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The difference between flat, dust dam, close fit, and sealed safety eyewear

Safety eyewear is worn to shield the eyes from dust, dirt, flying debris, and other projectiles from cutting, hammering, crushing, and other operations that may generate particulate. The use of safety eyewear to protect from flying dust and debris is most common in heavy industry including construction, mining, manufacturing, and… Read More

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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month was started by Prevent Blindness, an American non-profit organization, to encourage employers and employees to prioritize eye safety and eye protection. It is now recognized across North America and supported by the national ophthalmologist associations in Canada and the US. This month is a great opportunity… Read More

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How to reduce fogging on prescription safety eyewear

By Glyn Jones Note: In accordance with CSA Z94.3 – 2015, anti-fog coatings are not approved in Alberta. However, Eyesafe™ has special approval to provide this coating, as we have tested it to meet impact standards. As of January 2024, Eyesafe is the only safety eyewear distributor in Alberta approved… Read More

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Lens coatings for enhanced safety eyewear performance

By Glyn Jones Advances in technology have significantly improved the performance of safety eyewear, from frame and lens materials to advanced lens coatings. Innovations from research and development efforts have allowed leading manufacturers to develop a range of lens coatings and treatments to optimize performance. A lens coating is a… Read More

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Choosing the right safety eyewear for your work environment: A comprehensive guide

By Glyn Jones Every eye safety program needs to start with employee education and an emphasis on when and why safety eyewear is crucial.  Another critical aspect of any eye safety program is selecting proper safety eyewear based on the outcome of a hazard assessment. To choose the right safety… Read More

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Your workplace eye safety policy checklist

By Glyn Jones Occupational Health & Safety Program Requirements Alberta legislation requires employers to develop an occupational health and safety (OHS) program. The cornerstone of any OHS program is a written policy, which helps to: define and promote the program, describe the commitment of the employer and employees to… Read More

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Safety eyewear advances that have made a difference

By Glyn Jones The History of Safety Eyewear The first safety eyewear was developed in the early part of the twentieth century. In 1909, the Julius King Optical Company in the United States developed the first safety goggle in collaboration with American Optical. They were called SANIGLAS. A few years… Read More

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Why “fit” is the most important aspect of choosing safety eyewear

By Glyn Jones Why “one size fits all” seldom works Despite millions of workers wearing safety eyewear to protect their eyes from the many hazards at work, eye injuries caused by flying debris, chemicals, radiation, and other factors are common. Yet, protecting your eyes from injury is as… Read More

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Safety eyewear needs for different worksite hazards

By Glyn Jones Workplace Hazard Assessment A key to preventing eye injuries in any hazardous environment is recognizing the hazards, following an objective process for hazard evaluation, and selecting and implementing an appropriate control strategy. Safety eyewear is typically part of the control strategy and the type of… Read More

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