Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | July 1, 2013

Eye Injury Prevention Month

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month! According to Federal Occupational Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day. Prevention is incredibly important when it comes to eye health and safety, which includes the use of proper eye protection and keeping up with routine eye exams. Many eye injuries can be prevented through wearing the proper protective eyewear and safety gear! Read on for some basic eye safety tips.      

 

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  • Use proper eye protection when working in an area with potential hazards such as flying debris, chemicals, heavy dust, and any other risks which could possibly cause damage to the face and eyes. Examples of eye protection may include safety glasses, goggles, face shields, and other proper safety gear.

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  • Schedule routine eye exams with a healthcare professional and address any health concerns and/or questions.

 

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  • It is important that protective eyewear be properly suited for the task at hand, as different tasks may require different kinds of protective equipment.  

 

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  • Sun exposure can cause eye damage as well, so it is important to have eyewear with UV protection when spending time outdoors.

 

Always remember PPE – Personal Protective Equipment! Your vision is worth it!

 


Information obtained and adapted from the following sources:

– Eye Injury Prevention Month. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Federal Occupational Health. http://www.foh.dhhs.gov/Public/NYCU/eyeinjury.asp.                                                                     


This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

 

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