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    Eye Injuries in the Workplace

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year.

    Workplace eye injuries result in $300 million loss of productivity annuallyOSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates workplace eye injuries result in $300 million loss of productivity annually in worker compensation costs and medical claims.

    Ocular injuries range from simple eye strain to severe trauma that can cause permanent damage, vision loss and blindness.

    The single most important proactive preventive measure protecting against eye injuries is using appropriate protective eyewear. It is estimated that 90 percent of eye injuries can be averted by this single safety measure.

    20,000 Workplace Eye Injuries Occur Each YearOther Tips to Protect Your Eyes at the Workplace

    Be familiar with the work place and its hazards.

    Ask your foreman and more experienced fellow works about safety concerns.

    Remove the dangers before starting work. Set up work screens, machine guards and other manufacturing safeguards.

    90 percent of eye injuries can be averted by using safety glassews

    Be particularly alert when working in high risk eye injury jobs (arc welding, tool machining and chemical handling).

    If you suspect you might have work related eye issues or excess eye strain from work-related activities, contact Westchester Eye Surgeons today for a consultation.

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