Eye Protection

Needless accidents rob people of their sight every day whether your job is in a laboratory, on a jobsite, in a factory — you don’t have to be next. Safety goggles and glasses can withstand a terrific blow — your eyes can’t. And don’t forget to protect your eyes from radiation. The intense light from work like arc welding and lasers can damage your eyes too!

Protect your eyes from particles as well as corrosive vapors and liquids by wearing various types of eye protection. Depending on the job, you may need to wear goggles, an eye shield, side shields, spectacle-type safety glasses, or perhaps a full-face shield.

Sledging, chipping, and hammering on metal, stone, concrete or other materials.
Use of manual, pneumatic, and powder-actuated impact tools.
Caulking, brushing, grinding, drilling, scaling, and scraping.
Handling of hot tar, oil, or other liquids and molten materials, acids, or caustics.
Cutting or brazing, gas or electric arc welding.
Any other operation which subjects your eyes to flying particles, dust, hot or hazardous liquids, molten substances, gases, or fumes.

There are many operations where it’s mandatory for workers to wear eye protection. Above is just a partial list of these operations. Information about selecting eye protection can be found in OSHA’s 1926.102(a)(5).

Don’t make your memories all you have left of your sight.