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Eye Protection. Session Objectives. You will be able to: Identify potential eye hazards Prevent eye injuries with protective eyewear Use, maintain, and inspect proper protective eyewear Use appropriate first aid for emergencies. Eye Injury Statistics.

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session objectives
Session Objectives
  • You will be able to:
    • Identify potential eye hazards
    • Prevent eye injuries with protective eyewear
    • Use, maintain, and inspect proper protective eyewear
    • Use appropriate first aid for emergencies
eye injury statistics
Eye Injury Statistics
  • Each day, more than 2,000 workers suffer eye injuries
  • Annually, 62,000 eye injuries result in lost workdays
  • Eye protection can reduce the number and severity of eye injuries in 90% of accidents
eye hazards
Eye Hazards
  • Flying objects
  • Harmful dust particles
  • Chemical splashing or spraying
  • High-intensity heat or light
  • Welding, brazing, torch cutting
  • Direct or reflected sunlight
flying object hazards and protection
Flying Object Hazards and Protection
  • Hazard—flying objects cause lens damage
    • Fragments, chips, particles, sand, dirt
  • Work processes
    • Chipping, grinding, masonry work
  • Eye protection
    • Glasses with side protection, goggles, or face shield for severe exposure
dust hazards and protection
Dust Hazards and Protection
  • Hazard—walking into floating particles causes irritation, redness, and abrasion
    • Wood dust, foam dust, soot
  • Work process
    • Woodworking, buffing, cleaning
  • Eye protection
    • Goggles for tight seal around the eyes
chemical hazards and protection
Chemical Hazards and Protection
  • Hazard—splash, spray, or mist causes burning, pain, or blurriness
    • Acids, caustics, solvents
  • Work process
    • Handling or processing a chemical
  • Eye protection
    • Goggles
    • Face shield over goggles for severe exposure
heat hazards and protection
Heat Hazardsand Protection
  • Hazard
    • Steam, hot liquid, hot air, or flame cause pain, eyelid burns, and blurred vision
  • Work process
    • Furnace operations, pouring or casting molten metals
    • Any high-temperature operations
  • Wear eye protection such as a screen or reflective face shield
welding hazards and protection
Welding Hazards and Protection
  • Hazard—Welder’s flash or flying sparks cause pain, extreme sensitivity, and burns
  • Work process
    • Walking unprotected near welding operation
  • Eye protection
    • Welder’s face shield
    • Sunglasses inadequate
sunlight hazards and protection
Sunlight Hazards and Protection
  • Hazard—direct or reflected sunlight
    • Retinal burn, blurred vision, pain
  • Work process
    • Working outside on any job, working near water
  • Eye protection
    • Sunglasses and hat
eye hazards and protection questions
Eye Hazards and Protection—Questions?
  • Any questions about potential workplace hazards to the eyes?
  • Questions about eye protection for specific work processes?
use proper protective eyewear
Use Proper Protective Eyewear
  • 90% of occupational eye injuries could have been avoided with proper protective eyewear
  • Many injured workers believed protective eyewear was not necessary in their particular situation
  • Follow company rules for eye protection
eyewear standards
Eyewear Standards
  • Comply with ANSI Z87.1
  • Eye protection equipment will be marked “Z87”
  • Sunglasses or prescription glasses usually do not meet the standard
choosing eye protection
Choosing Eye Protection
  • Fit the protection equipment to the person
  • Ensure high-quality equipment is used
  • Ensure good fit and comfort
  • Lens options
maintain eyewear
Maintain Eyewear
  • Cleaning stations
  • Holders or cases
  • Issue new when necessary
routinely inspect eyewear
Routinely Inspect Eyewear
  • Inspect before each use
  • Check for and replace cracked lenses
  • Replace scratched lens
  • Check for loose frames and nose pieces
  • Fit test before each use
prescription eyewear
Prescription Eyewear
  • Contact lenses may be worn with PPE if determined safe by a hazard evaluation
  • Prescription safety glasses are available
  • Overglasses or partial face shields serve as additional barriers
eyewash stations
Eyewash Stations
  • Chemical splashes require immediate first aid
  • 10 feet or 10 seconds from a work process with hazardous chemicals
  • Flush eyes for 15 minutes
use of eyewear any questions
Use of Eyewear—Any Questions?
  • Any questions about the selection and use of eyewear?
  • Any questions about maintenance and inspection of eyewear?
  • Any questions about eye first aid?
key things to remember
Key Things to Remember
  • Assess eye hazards
  • Select appropriate protective eyewear
  • Wear your eye protection
  • Don’t become an eye injury statistic