Why You Need to Purchase Eye Protection
Each year, $300 – 500 million is spent in the U.S. as a result of eye injuries.OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) estimates that over three million workers are at risk for job-related eye injuries, and more than 2,000 are actually injured every business day. Of these injuries, 10-20% result in temporary or permanent vision loss. The good news is that approximately 90% of these injuries are preventable with proper eye protection. OSHA requires employers to make sure that all employees use appropriate eye protection. It’s an investment worth making.
The test requirements for Industrial Head Protection per ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014 are separated by helmet type: Type I helmets protect the wearer from top impact, while Type II helmets protect the wearer from top and lateral impact. The test requirements for ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014 are available from the Industrial Safety Equipment Association (www.safetyequipment.org).