Eye Injury Prevention Month

Make Eye Protection Part of Your 2023 Vision

Workplace eye injuries send 20,000 people to the emergency room each year. To help raise awareness and prevent such accidents, the American Academy of Ophthalmology names July National Eye Injury Prevention Month. With half the year gone already, take some time to refocus your safety efforts to make eye protection part of your 2023 vision.

Prevention is the most important step in avoiding an eye injury, and wearing safety glasses is the easiest and most effective way to do so. Note that there are different types of eyewear that can be worn depending on the hazards you face. Acknowledging the risks around you can help you find the best kind for you and your coworkers. Below are some recommendations for eyewear that can help keep your workplace safe from eye injuries all year long.

Preventative measures are the most important actions that you can take to keep yourself and your coworkers safe from injury. However, accidents can happen without warning. In the event of an eye injury visit the emergency room immediately to prevent permanent or lasting damage. Delaying medical attention can worsen the injury or lead to vision loss. For more information regarding the standards for eye safety in the workplace, visit the OSHA website here.

Safety is a top priority for the USAFP Team. Keeping that in mind, USAFP requires safety glasses to be worn on all job sites and in our warehouse. During July’s eye injury prevention month, USAFP encourages everyone to learn how to protect their eyes from an accidental injury in the workplace. Call us today at 844-MYUSAFP (698-7237) or visit our website for more safety information.

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