This off-the-shelf safety campaign to promote good eye safety at your site features a suite of five posters and a short video (as above) highlighting the importance of correctly fitting PPE, dusting down and much more
Surveys have shown that 90% of all eye injuries could have been prevented and that 94% of eye injuries occur from objects or chemicals going around or under the eye protection.
Steps you can take to minimise injuries to eyes include:
- Know the eye safety dangers for the task and at your worksite.
- Eliminate hazards before starting work by using machine guards, work screens or other engineering controls.
- Use proper eye protection.
- Keep your safety eyewear in good condition and have it replaced if it becomes damaged.
As a general rule, eye protection should be worn if you are working:
- in an area that has particles, flying objects or dust, or if you yourself are grinding, hammering or chiselling, you must at least wear safety glasses with side protection (side shields),
- with chemicals, you should wear goggles,
- near hazardous radiation (welding, lasers, or fibre optic) you must use special purpose safety glasses, goggles, face shields or helmets designed for that task.
A combination of more than one of these eye protection items may be necessary. Eye protection should always be appropriate for the task and fit the user properly.