Eye/Face Protection

The Manufacture and Selection of Eye Protection for Work

November 28, 2023

Steps employers can take to prevent work-related eye injuries. By Richard Current, PE; James Harris, PhD, PE; Adam Smith, PhD; Gary Roth, PhD; Jenny Topmiller and RJ Matetic Adapted from a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science Blog[1] post. Each year, thousands of workers suffer eye-related injuries, and many of these injuries can…


Eye and Face Protection – Regulation 29 CFR 1926.102

September 12, 2023

Enforcement from October 2021-September 2022 Total citations: 1,549 Total inspections: 1,544 Total proposed penalties: $6,155,871 Most Frequently Violated OSHA Standard Ranking–Number 9 Industries most often violating eye and face protection requirements: Construction: 1,519, 1,514, $6,059,623 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: 10, 10, $20,860 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6, 6, $18,906…


Rounding Out Your Safety Program with Emergency Eyewashes and Safety Showers

September 3, 2023

By: Cindy Pauley, Contributor Emergency planning is one of the most vital parts of a comprehensive safety program. Employers and employees understand the importance of evacuation, emergency exits and fire extinguishers. However, there’s another emergency planning component that’s often overlooked — emergency eyewashes and safety showers. 29 CFR 1910.151(c) states, “where the eyes or body…


Haws Corporation Releases New Hand and Eye Wash Sink

August 3, 2023

Haws Corporation announces the release of its new isolated, turnkey Hand Wash Sink with AXION Eye/Face Wash designed for superior worksite hygiene, safety, and ANSI/Joint Commission compliance. The Hand Wash Sink with AXION Eye/Face Wash (7660 Hand Wash Sink) is a space-saving solution for areas where the eyes or face may be exposed to hazardous materials—and hand washing hygiene is of critical importance. Haws intentionally designed the Hand Wash Sink with AXION Eye/Face…


Tips for Conducting an Eye Safety Toolbox Talk with Construction Workers

July 25, 2023

By: Maureen Paraventi Thousands of eye injuries occur every day in U.S. workplaces – many of them in the construction industry, which has one of the highest eye injury rates. Particles of dust, wood chips, slag and drywall, cement chips, metal slivers, nails, staples and other objects can be blown by the wind, dropped by…


Updated Arc Flash PPE Hoods and Face Shields Improve User Comfort and Safety

July 19, 2023

Ventilation, wider field of vision, and lift-front shields keep users safer than ever from arc flash hazards By Franko Gregory and Dwayne Somers, Cementex Products, Inc. Arc flash incidents are of major concern for personnel working with energized equipment. When first adopted by OSHA in 2006 (1), the arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn…


How Technology Is Changing the Safety Glasses Market for Construction Workers

July 14, 2023

By Kris Eichelberger, Contributor Technology is changing the way business is done and nowhere is this more evident than in the construction market. From the use of more durable, longer lasting materials to lighter weight, more versatile tools, the construction industry is in a constant state of evolution. While tools and machinery have come a…


How to Choose the Proper Face Protection

May 2, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Handling materials in the workplace can leave a person’s eyes and face vulnerable to a variety of hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must ensure that all affected workers wear adequate face protection when exposed to flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids,…


Is the Water in Your Eyewashes Clean?

April 4, 2023

Having eyewash facilities in a workplace where hazardous chemicals are used is a must. So is making sure that an eyewash will deliver the proper flow level and water temperature. While some employers take care to fulfill those two requirements, they may neglect a third, equally important one: ensuring that the water in an eyewash…


Finding the Right Eye Protection

March 1, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor In honor of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, here are tips to help you keep your vision sharp and your eyes safe at work: Assess your job’s eye hazards and read up on the standards for eye protection in your industry; Choose between safety glasses and goggles, two of the most common…


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