Posted by Administrator on 5/20/2015
People often say “the eyes are the window to the soul,” and while that might be true, your eyes are also extremely vital to your continued well-being and should be protected in dangerous environments. This sounds like common information right? Well, in reality approximately 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a work-related eye injury that requires medical treatment every day.
So what can be done to prevent these injuries? Well, most work-related eye injuries are preventable; experts believe that the correct eye protection could lessen the severity of or even prevent 90% of eye injuries across America. The best solution is to don protective eyewear from manufacturers such as 3M. These high-tech pieces of personal safety equipment are often more than meets the eye; modern eyewear can come in a variety of styles, composites, and even with prescription lenses and UV protection in some cases.
3M offers eye protection with side-shields, scratch resistant lenses, and splash-guards for nearly any situation. And for employees with less than 20/20 vision, prescription lenses are available for most models, as well as over-glasses protective gear. One of the more popular models: the ZT100 w/Side-shield has a sleek unisex design, is impact resistant, and comes with permanent side-shields to protect from debris at all angles. Other models have removal shields to easily alternate between a casual and industrial look.
To learn more about the 3M Total Eyewear Solutions program and other PPE products, contact OBBCO Safety and Supply.