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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The Most Common Eye Injuries at Work – Avoid Being a Statistic

An estimated 2000 Canadians sustain eye injuries that require medical attention every day, according toa study by Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Over one third of these occur at work resultingin lost time and/or temporary or permanent vision loss. The costs in terms of worker’s compensation, lost-time, and pain and suffering are staggering....

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Eye Safety Toolbox Talks – How to get the message out so it sticks

We need to take the eye safety message to our employees. We have talked about eye protection many times in the past. There is no question how easily damaged our eyes are and how important it is to protect them. In spite of this eye injuries in the workplace are very common. Toolbox Talks (also...

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Eye Protection and Eyewash stations – Integrating Protection and Emergency Response

Risk mitigation and prevention are cornerstones to managing eye safety. Even with good work processes and use of protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles and face shields, handling hazardous goods creates an exposure risk for the eyes. Because exposure can’t be 100% prevented, emergency response planning becomes an important part of eye safety and...

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March is Eye Wellness Month

As part of your regular health routine, be sure to include eye health and wellness, which includes booking your annual comprehensive eye exam. As we celebrate Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, it’s the perfect time to review your eye health plan and ensure you have a healthy and safe workplace. See an Eye Doctor...

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Laser Eye Safety

Lasers beams and laser devices are in use in thousands of workplaces every day in Canada. Are you working with lasers? Lasers are everyday tools The term “laser” conjures up images of science fiction weapons used to vaporize the enemy or high-tech applications used to manufacture silicon chips for computers. The reality is that lasers...

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What you need to know about Transition Safety Eyewear

Technology advances seem to be everywhere these days, and the safety eyewear arena isn’t any different. Whether it is improved comfort or style, a broad range of shades and colours, and super light-weight designs, improvements in safety eyewear are being made. One of the newest innovations is transition safety eyewear (also called photochromic), which means...

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Goggles vs. Glasses: What’s the Safety Performance Difference

There are a range of biases and perceptions about the performance of safety eyewear. Some say: If safety glasses are good protection then safety goggles must be better. While others think that safety goggles only protect from splashes and are ineffective at protecting from projectiles. The problem with these perceptions are just that – they...

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