Workers in a variety of industries are exposed to eye hazards. 40% of non-fatal eye injuries are in construction, manufacturing and mining. Significant numbers of injuries are in other fields: leisure and hospitality, retail, education, health care, etc.
We can all picture a chip of wood or metal hitting the eye, but there are other hazards as well: corrosive chemicals, various types of radiation, poisonous gases – the list goes on.
Different tasks require different types of eye protection. Some of the main types are:
- Safety glasses
- Laser safety goggles
- Welding shields
- Face shields
Employers are responsible to ensure that, if there is the possibility of eye injury, workers receive appropriate eye protection, are trained to use and maintain it properly, and that they do in fact wear it.
Safety violations related to eye and face protection are on OSHA’s Top 10 list of compliance violations. If OSHA inspected your workplace tomorrow, would you be able to demonstrate that your workers know how to use their protective eyewear properly? Could you prove that they have received training? We can help!
When your workers have taken Vubiz’ “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)” course, they will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of personal protective equipment in general and eye protection in particular.
- Identify the most common types of eye protection and give examples of each.
- Identify the responsibilities of managers/supervisors and workers in ensuring safety and health in the workplace.
When you purchase access to this and other Vubiz courses, your workers’ learning is automatically recorded in a Learning Management System (LMS), so you can see who has successfully completed the training and when. Your training records are generated automatically! Courses are also available to be put on your LMS if you have one.
Did you know that OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week is August 12-18, 2019? OSHA sets this week aside every year for companies to celebrate their safety and health successes. Providing safety training is a great way for your company to participate, and we can help. If you purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your workers by August 18, we’ll give you 20% off the regular price if you use the coupon code Safe+Sound2019.
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