Every year, roughly 700,000 people sustain eye injuries at work. Today, Opti-Care, your trusted provider of dry eye treatments and other eye care services, shares effective ways to safeguard your vision while on the job.
Inspect Your Workplace for Eye Hazards
Look carefully around your work area. Check for potential hazards to your eyes. Scientists and laboratory technicians, for example, are at a high risk of having their eyes splashed with chemicals.
Have Your Eyes Checked Regularly
Uncorrected vision errors may lead to accidents. This is why it’s important that routine vision tests are included in employees’ annual physical exams. Doing so can help determine if the workers need eyeglasses or other corrective eyewear, ensuring their safety and efficiency while working.
Use Protective Eyewear
Did you know that up to 90% of the reported cases of workplace eye injuries could have been prevented by wearing proper safety eyewear? During your eye exam, your eye doctor may recommend a pair that’s engineered specifically for your nature of work. We’ll also see to it that your protective eyewear is comfortable and fits you well, and we’ll check if it meets the standards as indicated in the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Promote Eye Safety in the Workplace
Your eye doctor suggests promoting an occupational eye safety program. This should advise employees on potential eye hazards and what the employers and employees can do to reduce these hazards. Highlight the importance of wearing safety eyewear. You can have these guidelines printed and posted in various areas in your workplace. It’s also a good idea to regularly review and update your accident prevention policies.
For more tips on protecting your eyes while on the job, call us at (410) 600-3173. We serve Westminster and nearby MD areas.