Safety Matters: Manufacturing
Personal Protective Equipment
Your eyes are one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, and with all of the possible hazards that exist in the manufacturing industry, it’s very important to take the necessary measures to protect them. Eye injuries can be life-changing events. Losing your sight, or even having it limited or lessened, can drastically lower your quality of life and even make you unable to work. With all of that in mind, ISU Cunnington & Associates takes safety glasses training and proper use extremely seriously.
Safety glasses are a form of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are designed to protect your eyes from a variety of potential hazards. Regular glasses do not offer the same level of protection and should not be considered a suitable substitute at any time due to their lack of:
Employees who require corrective vision equipment can be accommodated in one of the following ways:
In order to be considered safety glasses, the equipment in question must comply with ANSI. You can tell if your safety glasses are up to code by checking for a “Z87” marking.
Safety glasses are effective equipment, but they are also valuable and, as such, must be maintained carefully. It is important for employees to take good care of safety glasses and other PPE in order to make sure that they remain functional and adequate for providing protection. Follow these tips to keep your safety glasses in good condition:
Compliance with safety standards demands that employees wear eye and face protection if any of the following hazards exist in the work environment:
There may be other workplace factors that make safety glasses necessary as well.
In addition, some tasks may demand even more PPE in addition to safety glasses. For example, grinding may require a face shield as an added layer of protection.
ISU Cunnington & Associates is committed to the safety of client employees and the workplace as a whole. For more information on developing a comprehensive safety program please email Safety@ISUCunnington.com