Nearly one million Americans have lost some degree of sight to an eye injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 2,000
workplace injuries occur each day, and these eye injuries cost an estimated $1 billion each year. Nearly 100,000 of these injuries will be disabling, resulting in temporary or permanent vision loss.
Here is something from Prevent Blindness that you can share with other businesses in your know and network with to help raise awareness of eye safety:
Learn more about your eyes by taking this quiz:
- T or F? Safety glasses can be bad for your eyes.
- T or F? Using a computer won’t damage your eyes.
- T or F? Safety glasses that have scratches or pits do not need to be replaced.
- T or F? Contact lenses provide enough safety in a work environment so you don’t need safety glasses.
- T or F? Face shields by themselves offer adequate eye protection.
- T or F? Industrial safety glasses can be made with your own prescription.
- T or F? All eyeglasses sold int he U.S. are required to be impact resistant.
- T or F? The difference between glass, plastic and polycarbonate lenses are minimal.
- T or F? Proper occupational safety eyewear is available outside the workplace.
- T or F? Serious eye injuries usually happen only at work.
To find the answers, visit Prevent Blindness’s Workplace safety page.
For more information on workplace eye safety, visit www.pbga.org.