JSP - Manufacturing For Safety - Eye Face Protection

By: Jsp  05/12/2011
Keywords: personal protective equipment, Protective Equipment

In many day to day tasks flying particles can be generated and in almost all work environments eye protection is needed, but it is also mandatory in many areas. Eye injuries can translate into pain, loss of time, money and potential eyesight. From wood and paint chips to dirt, concrete particles and even nails, a workers eyes are constantly and most often at risk from impact hazards. 

Eye protection provision and wearing is a requirement under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, and the need for this can be seen from the figures for accidents reported to the HSE during 2006/7, 2309 instances of workers seeing doctors as result of work related injuries were reported and in 115 of these cases the worker lost the sight of at least one eye.

Keywords: personal protective equipment, Protective Equipment

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