Around the world,eyes injuries happened about 2500 case per day and 20% from that is permanent vision loss.So imagine how about our future life when we cannot see anymore due to not wear eyes protection.
According to the statistic,three main factor causes for the eyes injuries such as falling or flying objects,chemical splash and not used proper tools and equipment.
For electrical jobs,the hazard for eyes injuries such as arc flash,drilling jobs,grinding and many more.So we must used the proper and suitable eyes protection depend on our jobscopes.
OSHA safety requirement for Eyes protection
“OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants.”
Criteria for eyes protection according OSHA
- Provide adequate protection against the particular hazards for which they are designed
- Be of safe design and construction for the work to be performed
- Be reasonably comfortable when worn under the designated conditions
- Be durable,easily cleanable,distinctly marked to facilitate identification only of the manufacturer
- Fit snugly and not unduly interfere with the movements of the wearer
Electrical eyes protection
1) Safety glasses
For jobs such as cleaning electric motor,drilling,grinding or termination works or performing any other task involving the potential for flying objects or chemical splash,the suitable eyes protection is a safety glasses or goggles.It can be in the form of safety glasses incorporating side-shields or a wrap-around style.
2) Face Shield
When we perform the jobscope such as switching the HT (high tension) voltage equipment,it potential can cause the arc flash.So the suitable protection requires as a face shield that is rated for arc flash, with additional wear a safety glass for double protection.
Please make sure the face shields is provide the arc flash protection.If not it can burn and melt in an arc flash incident.It can cause the serious injuries or death.