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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Perfect Fit

Providing proper protective eyewear is essential in the industrial shop environment.  OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees.  Proper eye and face protection must be provided when hazards exist. 

Just wearing eye protection isn’t enough.  Proper fit is vital when providing safety eyewear to employees.  Eye protection should be fit and adjusted to individual employees to provide comfort, optimal vision, and proper protection.  Protective eyewear also must fit over corrective eyeglasses without disturbing the glasses alignment.     

Serious risks for eye injury are possible if there are gaps in coverage or if the safety glasses don’t fit securely.  To ensure proper fit for individual employees, manufactures make several different styles and sizes of protective eyewear.  Some styles have adjustable nose pads, adjustable temple length, and ratcheting temples that help provide a secure fit and personal comfort.  Adjustable safety glasses allow employers to purchase one type of eye protection that can accommodate a variety of employees with different facial shapes.  Eyewear with adjustable features should be fit on an individual basis.

Keep your employees safe with these protective eyewear options at 

Visit OSHA for more information on eye and face protection.  

What kind of protective eyewear do you use in your shop?  Do you have a type that your employees prefer?

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