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How to Protect Your Eyesight
In Just a Blink of an Eye… An incident can injure or even blind a worker who is not wearing proper protective eyewear. The type of eye protection-safety glasses, goggles, face shields, or helmets must meet the requirements of the OSHA and ANSI guidelines of Z87. UV eye protection from the sun is also a must! Make sure there is UVA and UVB protection. Retail Association Services, Inc. 2
This could have been prevented… 70% of eye injuries come from a foreign object in the eye. 20% are from chemicals that were splashed into the eye. These incidents are preventable if eye protection was worn while work was being performed. Glasses are very inexpensive when compared to the loss of an eye. Retail Association Services, Inc.3
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Here are some good videos… Retail Association Services, Inc.5 Eye Injury Prevention Protecting your eyes
Basic first-aid techniques: Specks in the eye Do not rub the eye Flush the eye with a large amount of water See a doctor if the speck does not wash out, or if pain or redness continues Cuts, punctures, or objects stuck in the eye Do not wash out the eye Do not try to remove an object stuck in the eye See a doctor at once Retail Association Services, Inc.6
Chemical burns Flush the eye immediately with water and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. For caustic or basic solutions, continue flushing while in route to the doctor. Flush the eye even if it has a contact lens. Flushing over the lens may dislodge it. See a doctor at once. Blows to the eye Apply a cold compress without pressure. Tape a plastic bag containing crushed ice to the forehead and let it rest gently on the injured eye. See a doctor at once in cases of continued pain, reduced vision, blood in the eye, or discoloration, which can mean internal eye damage. Retail Association Services, Inc.7
8 Remember that eye protection doesn’t mean just at work, it also means at home, which is where 20% of the eye accidents occur. Nothing can replace the loss of an eye. Protect your eyesight from hazards by wearing and caring for appropriate, approved protective eyewear. You will see the difference! Eye safety is no accident.
Question 1 Eye injuries can be greatly reduced by: Using proper guards on machinery Wearing proper eye gear for the job Paying attention while performing the task All of the above All of the above reasons greatly improve your odds of not injuring your eyes. 9Retail Association Services, Inc.
Question 2 Flushing the injured eye with water will: Make things look blurry Make it feel better Often clear the foreign material from the eye Make your eye hurt more 10Retail Association Services, Inc.
Question 3 Only use safety glasses that are stamped with Z87. True False True – Z87 stamped means that the eye protection is made of a material approved by OSHA and ANSI. 11Retail Association Services, Inc.
Thank you for your time and if you have additional questions please contact Rick Means at Retail Association Services; ext18 12Retail Association Services, Inc.