Lesson 2: Protecting Vision in the Workplace
Many safety issues related to the protection of the eyes involve using common sense. Many accidents are avoidable if proper precautions are taken. Uncorrected vision problems can cause accidents. It makes sense for workers to have their vision checked every year for prescription updates, focusing problems, and medical eye problems. Employers can also ensure that workers are wearing appropriate protective eyewear.
Prevention is the key. The following discussion focuses on summarizing and explaining the standards set out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American National Standards Institute for protecting workers ’ vision and on describing the various types of protective eyewear.