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Eye protection in the workplace

Protection for Minnesota workers at risk for eye injuries is typically a good safety measure. However, employers who wish to reduce or avoid eye injuries can benefit from carefully selecting the types of eye protection provided by their employer.

Over 700,000 eye injuries are recorded among U.S. workers every year. Recommendations published by Occupational Health & Safety magazine explain important considerations for protective eyewear. The growing diversity of the workforce in both gender and physical variation was noted because different people tend to have different facial structures. Women usually have smaller heads than men as well. This means that an employer may need to offer different sizes and styles of eye protection so every worker can obtain adequate protection.

The fit of eyewear should be as close to the face as possible without causing discomfort. Gaps increase the possibility of injury. Protective gear manufacturers have made many improvements. Styles that can be adjusted across the temple and on the sides offer workers the ability to gain a safer fit.

Condensation inside safety glasses or goggles is another issue. Fogged up lenses could cause a worker to remove them for cleaning, which would introduce an opportunity for injury. In situations where moisture is a problem, an employer may need to select styles with ventilation.

Improvements in eye protection have helped reduce eye injuries among workers. However, not every workplace is as safe as it could be. A person who suffered an eye injury due to poor eye protection or its absence may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Sometimes a person seeks the help of an attorney when navigating the complexities of claiming benefits because insurance companies may be difficult to deal with.

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