Eye Safety

Most people take the use of their eyes and sight for granted. They do not think of what life would be like if their eyes were somehow damaged. This is even true in the workplace. Those workers who work with chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants are the most at risk for eye injuries however even workers in these industries are not always cognizant of the need for eye protection. Approximately three out of five workers who experience eye injuries were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or were wearing the inadequate eye protection gear for the job. Eye injuries singularly cost more than $300 million annually in lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation. So for the employer it is imperative to have employees properly trained for eye and face safety and protection. For all your eye safety training needs you can turn to TrainingABC. We have been helping employers and employees train since 1995. Our collection of eye safety training videos are free to preview. Just look for the video screen to the left of the product description.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an organization that requires that employers have a means of ensuring safe operations within their business. The majority of workplace eye injuries are caused by small particles or objects coming into contact with the eye. So eye protection is no exception to OSHA’s rule on workplace safety. OSHA has several standards that give mandatory requirements and conformity assistance for employers when it comes to eye protection and safety. Employers must make sure that each employee who works in or with hazardous conditions that may cause eye injury have efficient training and protective gear. In order to do this accurately an employer must assess the nature and extent of hazards, circumstances of exposure, protective equipment in use and the personal vision needs of the employee. When you implement eye safety policies in your business you want to make sure you have a few specific points covered. These include how and where workers can obtain protective eyewear, when to wear eye protective gear, how to get eyewear replacements, what the enforcement processes are and what to do when a workstation does not have protective eyewear. All your training must be done by a designated knowledgeable person and presented in a manner that workers understand which then allows them to demonstrate their understanding of the knowledge provided. Employers are also responsible for retraining of employees when changes are made in operations or if the said employee does not demonstrate proper understanding of eye safety procedures and protective gear use.

Covering all of OSHA’s standard requirements can prove to be expensive but no where near the cost of an eye injury in the workplace. TrainingABC prides themselves on there knowledgeable, detailed and accurate training abilities. Their eye safety training videos can provide you with reliable means of educating your employees and yourself on eye protection in the workplace.
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