Do you work in an industry such as welding or construction in which you are always around elements that can cause harm to both your body and your eyes? With over 2,000 eye related injuries happening on the job each and everyday, it’s important that you do your best in order to protect your eyes from any sort of injury. Read on to learn more.
Things to Be Aware Of
An eye injury can happen in a second and can leave you with severe damage that may not be healable. As you are working on the job, be mindful of the following things:
- Flying particles such as wood chips, sparks, or chemicals.
- Ropes or chains that might hit your eyes while you’re on a job site.
- Chemicals from things like glue, paint, or even chemicals if you work at a laboratory.
By preparing yourself for the “what if’s” of the job force, you can help to come to work prepared with the proper type of eyewear everyday.
Types of Eyewear
There are different types of eyewear designed to protect your eyes while on different types of jobs. For instance, if you work in the welding industry, you will be required to wear not just traditional eyewear but an entire safety mask that covers both your face and your eyes. Whereas if you are working with something like a table saw, you should wear protective eyewear that covers all angles of your eyes in order to protect them from something like a piece of wood or dust from flying into your eyes.
If you are unclear about what type of safety glasses you should be wearing on the job, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office in order to get a professional opinion. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
When it comes to protecting your eyes while on the job, it’s important to ensure that you’re away of your surroundings and the proper type of eyewear that you should be wearing. To learn more about how to protect your eyes, contact Dr. Steve Thom today!