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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month! Did you know nearly 800,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace a year? But fear not - 90 percent of injuries are preventable when the right steps are taken.
Eye injuries often occur due to striking or scraping from dust or particles, penetration from objects like nails or staples, or from chemical burns.
Here are some ways you or your employees can prevent blindness or an eye injury from happening on the job:
👁️ Be aware of potential eye safety hazards
👁️ Wear appropriate safety glasses/goggles at all times whenever eye hazards are present
👁️ Workers should be able to locate of the nearest eye wash station and trained how to use it
Workplace fires account for more than 5,000 burn injuries each year (OSHA). Make sure your employees know how to properly use a fire extinguisher!
The following are excerpts from the OSHA regulations:
🧯Employers that have provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.
🧯The employer shall provide the education required upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter.
🧯The employer shall provide employees who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment as part of an emergency action plan with training in the use of the appropriate equipment.