Our vision is such a special attribute and it allows us to do so much, not only in terms of work but also in our personal lives. Vision is precious which is why every possible precaution should be taken to protect it.
Unfortunately, your eyes are at serious risk of injury in numerous occupations. One way that you can protect your eyes is to always wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Safety glasses can protect you in numerous ways, as outlined below.
Protection from UV lights
If you’re working in a manufacturing environment, then laser technology may be used to assist in the creation of precise products. Your company may employ welders that fuse metal together. This might even be your vocation. In any case, it’s important that those working with or in close proximity to UV lights have eye protection. Bright lights can seriously damage your eyes and safety glasses can help to minimize this risk.
Protection from debris
If items are being hammered, ground or sawn in the space where you work, then the debris will be emitted into the air. Even the smallest particles of wood, metal, glass or other materials can cause significant damage to your eyes. Safety glasses provide a protective layer that could just prevent foreign objects from penetrating your eyes.
Your employer has a duty to ensure that you are as safe as possible when doing your job. Unfortunately, no matter how much caution is taken, accidents can still happen.
Being injured could mean that you have to take time off, resulting in you not having an income. Worker’s compensation can alleviate some of the financial strain. Seeking legal guidance will give you a clearer idea of your options.