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6 Steps to prevent eye injuries in the workplace

by , 03 May 2016
Eye injuries are one of the most common injuries in the workplace.

They occur in almost every industry, with the manufacturing and construction industries posing the greatest threat.

Because this type of injury is so prevalent, it would only make sense to take necessary steps to prevent it from ever happening.

So to help you do just that, here are 6 steps you can take to prevent eye injuries in the workplace...


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Step#1: Wear PPE

Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for the eyes and ensure that all your employees wear it in designated areas.

Step#2: Correct PPE

There's no point providing PPE that's not adequately suited for the job.

Make sure the eye-protecting PPE you're providing will in fact provide sufficient protection to your workers within their various tasks.

Step#3: Check the fit

It's important to ensure that your employees' eye protection fits properly.

Step#4: Circulation

The protective equipment must allow air to circulate between the lens and their eyes.

Step#5: Maintain PPE

Ensure that all your eye-protection equipment is regularly checked for any damage. If it is, get it reported and replaced immediately.

Step#6: Training

Make sure you train all your employees on how to use their eye protection correctly as well as how to clean it properly before and after use.
*Those were 6 steps to take to prevent eye injuries from occurring in your workplace.

To learn more on how to prevent various other injuries in the workplace, turn over to Chapter I 07: Incidents: How to prevent them in the workplace in your Health and Safety Advisor handbook today, or click here to order your copy today.

Do you know the internal and external processes you must follow when conducting an incident investigation?

Whenever you place a claim for one of your employees with COID, the Compensation Commissioner examines your incident report in great detail.

He checks that every detail of the workplace accident or occupational injury has been included along with all the details of your investigations.

Miss just one point and he'll delay your claim and compensation will now be your problem!

That's why you need to follow the correct internal and external processes the first time around.
Find out how here…

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