Eye Protection March 20, 2009
In construction we do too many jobs without protecting our eyes.
There are many eye hazards in our work:
Flying dust and grit.
Sparks and slag from welding and cutting.
Abrasives from sandblasting.
Pipe and wiring sticking out of walls.
Ties and wire hanging from ceilings.
Sun and wind.
We’ve all had dust and dirt in our eyes. Some of us have been hit in the eye by chips of wood, concrete and stone. A little bigger, a little faster, and these particles could leave us with limited sight or none at all.
You’ve only got one pair of eyes. Make them last a lifetime. Wearing the right eye protection can prevent most eye injuries.
Basic protection is safety glasses with side shields. Look for the CSA logo on the frames. For welding, eye protection must also be marked with the shade number.
Don’t wear contact lenses on site. Dust and other particles can get under the lens. If you must wear contact lenses for medical reasons, wear appropriate eye protection as well. Keep your safety glasses on when you wear other protection such as a welding helmet or face shield. When you lift the visor or shield you may still be exposed to flying chips, dust or other hazards.
Eye protection must be matched to the hazard. Glasses that protect you from dust may not protect you from chemical splash. Eyewear should fit snugly.
Clean dirty lenses with water or a lens-cleaning solution to float away the dirt instead of scratching it into the lenses. Eyewear with cracked or broken frames and scratched or pitted lenses should be replaced.
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