Eye/Face Protection

5 Health Risks of Not Maintaining Emergency Showers and Eyewashes

May 9, 2024

Contributor: Hughes Safety Showers In the US, more than 30 million people work in workplaces where chemicals are used and handled. In addition to being exposed to chemicals, these people also run the risk of further health issues, should the safety equipment these businesses have in place not be regularly maintained. The impact can be severe…

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Use Your Head: Don’t Neglect Eye and Face Protection

May 3, 2024

By Milwaukee Tool, Contributor Eye and face protection is as vital as ever in construction and the skilled trades. In 2020, there were more than 18,000 eye injuries in American workplaces, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction workers accounted for more than 2,000 of them, the highest incident rate among all industries. In…

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Eyewash Training Can Make the Difference

April 2, 2024

Save precious moments by emphasizing the buddy system during safety training. By: Maureen Paraventi The workplace you manage or supervise has hazardous chemicals on site, but you’ve made sure — based on a thorough risk assessment — that it also has a sufficient number of eyewashes and emergency showers in place. Additionally, you have them checked…

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ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020 – Standard for Safety Glasses: Eye & Face Protection

January 2, 2024

“Seeing potential hazards in the workplace significantly reduces the chances of recordable injuries. And, when employees wear proper eye protection, you’re that much closer to zero. That’s why Walman Optical Safety Eyewear uses advanced technology to manufacture and test every pair of prescription safety eyewear produced in our U.S. optical laboratories to adhere to ANSI…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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