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Tips on Choosing Eye & Face Protection: Industrial Hazards & Solutions

Feb 4, 2019 9:05:59 AM / by Quad City Safety

Do you wear eye and face protection at work?

You’ve been doing the job for so long without having an accident, you may think it’s unnecessary. But if you work with dust, dirt, chemicals or flying projectiles, you’ve got another thing coming. Wearing safety glasses or goggles isn’t just for carpenters, craft workers or your clumsy buddy Kyle. They’re for you and should be considered another common sense part of the uniform.

Construction workers, miners, automotive technicians, plumbers, facility workers and electricians are all at risk for serious eye injuries. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 eye injuries happen every day at work sites around the country. And guess what? Ninety percent of them could have been avoided just by wearing the right eye protection. The kicker is that your workers are probably already wearing eye protection. Good for them! But, 40% of them are wearing the wrong ones. That means somewhere along the line, someone’s dropping the ball. It’s time to fix that.

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Whether we’re talking about exposure to wood chips, metal slag, chemical burns or radiation there’s a protective solution out there to protect the eyes and face. Want to prevent injuries and avoid being part of the annual $300 million spent on medical bills, lost production and legal fees? Then, get your crew in the right safety glasses and goggles they need. We can help. Check out this handy infographic to identify hazards you experience every day and the solutions you need to stay safe.

Do you recognize any of these common job site hazards? Let's match the dangerous hazard to the solution.



Protecting workers’ eyes is more than picking out some one-size-fits-all set of glasses from a discount bin at the hardware store. If you want to choose the right safety eyewear, you gotta match the gear to the hazard. Take into account all the hazards present (hint: Hazard Analysis), the lens color you need, comfort and fit when you make your selection.

Plus, make sure the eye protection you’re looking at is marked with ANSI Z87.1 stamp for industrial impact resistance. There’s nothing worse than a runaway saw blade in the eye. OW!

If you still need help, reach out to the pros at Quad City Safety by clicking here. We’ve got the answers you need to get the job done safely.

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