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Safety Eyewear

Eye safety at work

Work related eye injuries remain an important problem in the Australian workforce. They are a common cause of work-related injury presentation to emergency departments in Australia and also result in about 500 admissions to hospital per year.
60% of all eye injuries happen in the workplace and about 95% of eye injuries are the result of carelessness and lack of attention.

Common causes of eye injuries

Most injuries that occur appear to be relatively minor (not requiring hospital admission) and most involve foreign bodies on the eye, particularly on the cornea.
Grinding and welding are the two most common tasks being performed when an eye injury occurs, but there is a very wide range of circumstances that can result in an eye injury.

The construction and manufacturing industries, and to a lesser extent the agriculture, forestry & fishing industries and the mining industry, appear to be the industries where workers most commonly sustain an eye injury in the course of work. This is probably due to the tasks being undertaken and the processes that can generate lightweight foreign bodies travelling at high speed.

Not surprisingly, many of the eye injuries occurred when the person was not wearing appropriate eye protection.

Types of eye injuries

Different types of eye injury include:

Any job that involves airborne particles or hazardous substances carries a risk of eye injury. The eye is extremely delicate and permanent vision loss can result from a relatively minor injury.

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What you can do

Each frame model in our safety eyewear range meets the Australian / New Zealand and International requirements of AS/NZS 1337.6, ANSI Z87.1-2003, EN 166f and BS166f medium impact) and EN166-F (low energy medium impact).

* Source: Prescription Safety Glasses (PSG)