Safety Tip - Eye Protection
Posted By DEMILEC
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology there are more than
2.5 million eye injuries each year throughout the United States, of which
50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Eye injuries
are a significant problem in the workplace and can be prevented by taking
appropriate measures. According to the AAO 90% of all eye accidents can
be prevented by wearing ANSI approved eye protection.
- When working in or around spray foam equipment, safety glasses and or shields
should be worn at all times. Pneumatic auxiliary equipment is common in
all spray rigs and can send sharp bursts of air at any time, which may
send dust and debris airborne.
- When cleaning application spray guns or conducting general equipment maintenance,
solvents, oils and debris can accidentally splash into the eyes and cause
- While applicator assistants are shaving or grinding excessive foam from
walls and ceiling eye protection must be used. It is important to use
sealed eye protection and inhalation protection when around foam dust
Construction is among the leading industries for eye injury and makes up
for 61.2 percent of all accidents. Stay protected by simply wearing ANSI
approved eye protection at all times when entering areas which present hazards.