According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 2,000 job related eye injuries that occur every workday. Approximately 1/3 of these injuries require a trip to the hospital emergency room and more than 100 result in time loss from work. Eye injuries are a serious problem. As with most injuries, eye injuries could be prevented with the proper controls, protection and some common sense.
OSHA requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work place for employees. When employees are subjected to various hazards in the workplace that could cause damage to the eyes, all feasible administrative and/or engineering controls must be used to negate the hazard. Where controls are not sufficient, employers must provide appropriate eye protection or PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and train employees how to use it properly.
The video is 23 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including:
The following are free previews of the Eye Safety Training videos: