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Taking Workplace Eye Safety Into Your Own Hands


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3/7/2015
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Were you one of the 2,000 employees who experienced an eye injuries at work? If not, will you be one of them tomorrow? Although it’s impossible to predict the future, you can predict how much your employer values your safety by looking at the eye safety equipment you are provided with, if you are given any at all.

Employees are put into harm’s way on a daily basis because their bosses don’t care enough to give them the proper tools needed to stay safe. In a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three out of five workers who were injured during the study weren’t wearing eye protection at the time of the accident, and a majority of the ones who were, weren’t wearing the right kind.

Safety Often Becomes Your Responsibility

Because you often can’t rely on your employer to make your safety a priority, you’ll need to do it yourself. Knowing what safety glasses to wear may prevent an injury that causes permanent or temporary vision loss.

  • Wear glasses that feature side protection, or side shields, if you work in an area that has flying objects, particles, or dust. Doing so protects your eyes from all angles.
  • If you are working near hazardous radiation, such as fiber optics, lasers, and welding, protect yourself by wearing goggles, special-purpose safety glasses, a face shield, or a helmet that is designed for that task.
  • Wear goggles if you are working with chemicals. They are thick enough and often offer waterproof protection to likely prevent anything from injuring your eyes.

When Your Employer Fails You, We Can Help

You rely on your employer to offer you a safe working environment, but when he fails, you suffer the consequences. The Morton Law Offices have helped many work accident victims in the Boise area receive the compensation they need to pay for current and future medical bills, and we may be able to do the same for you.



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