A recent survey found that three out of five workers suffering eye injuries wore no eye protection. Half of those who did use safety eye wear wore the wrong type. To be effective, eye protection must be properly selected and fitted.
The majority of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eye wear and following basic safety rules.
The purpose of this user.s guide is to provide advice for the proper selection of eye protection in relation to the specific hazardous activity involved; not all hazards have been identified in this guide.
Note: A hazard assessment of the workplace must be done to identify the hazard type(s).