Top 4 Holiday Season Eye Hazards

The holiday season is an exciting time for all ages, and surprisingly it’s also a common time for eye injuries. Whether it’s getting a piece of glitter in the eye or a poke from a branch of a Christmas tree, awareness is key to prevention. Here are the top 4 holiday season scenarios that can...

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Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep your Eyes Safe in 2020

As we ring in a fresh year it’s normal to think about what we can do to make next year better than the last. For thousands of years people have made New Year’s resolutions – to change for the better or to accomplish a personal goal. If you are looking for a 2020 resolution here...

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4 Eye-opening Reasons to get an Eye Exam

Eye exams are an important part of eye health and safety. Beginning at six months of age, having a regular eye exam needs to be part of your annual health assessment, especially from a disease prevention perspective. Eye exams go well beyond just measuring vision. Here are the top 4 reasons eye exams are important,...

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Biohazards and Eye Safety

Safety eyewear is not only required for eye protection against dust, dirt, flying debris, and other projectiles in your eyes, it’s important when working around biological agents. Biohazards in the workplace create a risk of exposure to infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses and those that are bloodborne. Infectious disease can be transmitted by...

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Top 5 signs it’s time to replace your safety eyewear

How long does safety eyewear last? Well, there is a recommended shelf life for everything, and that includes safety eyewear. Many types of safety protective equipment, like safety harnesses, hard hats, disposable respirators and even sunscreen, have actual expiry dates. To know how often safety eyewear will last depends on the type and how the...

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9 Things You Can do to Get Ready for Winter Eye Safety

It’s November and that means winter is not too far off, and with it comes a few seasonal situations requiring special care to keep your eyes safe. Workers face additional challenges in winter, but with a few adjustments in our approach to work we can endure the often cold and harsh climate. Eye exposure to...

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Top 5 ways to Manage the Risks of Age Related Vision Loss

As the days go by the one guarantee in life and is that we are all getting older. With age comes new and somewhat different risks related to our vision. In our 40s, the risks start to increase and by the time we reach our 60s our eyes can exhibit significant age-related changes in performance....

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Top 9 Pitfalls of Eye Injury Controls – Making Sure Eye Injuries are Prevented

The rule should be easy to understand – wear your safety eyewear! Yet thousands of employees suffer eye injuries requiring medical attention on a daily basis, and 90% of these injuries are preventable. Proper selection, use and care of safety eyewear is key to protecting your eyes at work. There is a wide variety of...

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Eye Injury First Aid – 6 things you need to know

Thousands of Canadians sustain eye injuries that require medical attention every day, according to a study by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Over one third of these occur at work resulting in lost time and/or temporary or permanent vision loss. The pain and suffering associated with these incidents is immense. Education, proper...

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How to Prevent Eye Injuries in a Hazardous Environment?

Employees work in a wide range of work environments, many of which create a risk of eye injury. A key to preventing eye injuries in these hazardous environments is recognizing the hazards, following an objective process for hazard evaluation, and selection and implementation of an appropriate control strategy. Safety eyewear is typically part of the...

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