A lot of work-related accidents are reported each year in the form of eye injuries. Why does so many people get injured and even take the risk of going blind? How would your life be if you lost one of your senses - your sight - and had to live in darkness? Protective glasses or equivalent eye protection should be used when there is a risk of particles or splashes entering the eyes, and when there is a risk of exposure to radiation or bright light.
Consider your choice of eye protection
To be fully protected, it is necessary to:
- Ensure that the protective eyewear fits properly.
- Use the correct type of eye protection for the task.
- Make sure you are satisfied with your eye protection.
Read more here about what is important to know about eye protection. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right type of eye protection. If the eyewear does not fit properly, there is a risk of gaps where harmful particles or radiation can penetrate and damage the eye. Here you can read more information about what to consider when choosing the right eye protection.
Here you can find information about different types of eye protection such as safety glasses, welding helmets, welding goggles, and other types of eye protection. The fit and appropriate properties should always be adapted to your work environment.
In our list of standards for eye protection, you can read about the various protection requirements.
We can be exposed to many different types of risks, whether mechanical, chemical, or radiation of various kinds, and our natural defenses are not sufficient to protect our eyes. Splashes of chemicals, both alkaline and acidic, can cause damage to the eyes, leading to impaired vision or blindness. Read more about the risk area of eye injuries.