Eye protection – goggles, safety spectacles, visors – may be necessary if eyes are at risk from chemical or metal splash, dust, projectiles, gas and vapour, and radiation. 3M safety eye wear is designed for comfort and protection.
In many working environments, protection for the face and eyes is mandatory. Eye injuries can cause pain, lost time and money and in worst case scenarios your eyesight. Many day-to-day tasks can generate flying debris which can seriously injure the eyes – wood and paint chips, dirt, concrete particles and even nails. Work may also involve harmful or hot liquids.
Eye Protection is a requirement under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulation 1992 when at risk in a hazardous area. Employers must provide personal protective equipment that offers suitable protection to personnel who may be exposed to potential health risks. The Safety Supply Company has a range of eyeshields, spectacles, safety goggles and faceshields that offer class leading protection solutions for the workplace.
Remember – As well as providing your employees with suitable and effective personal protective equipment, make sure you minimise the risk of accident in the workplace by following health and safety procedures.
Have a look at the Health and Safety Executive's Short Guide to Personal Protection Equipment for more information on the basic duties of employees.