You depend on your eyes for so many things, both at work and during leisure. There’s no reason to risk any harm to them—but yet every day thousands of people suffer eye injuries on the job. That’s why it’s important to understand what safety gear you can use to protect your vision.

Injuries can come from all sorts of materials including dust, nails, burns, and radiation. It isn’t just outside workers that can suffer injuries; people like lab staff, who are exposed to chemicals, may also run into dangerous materials.

There are different types of eye protection; the most common is probably safety goggles or glasses. There are certain standards to these types of elements that can help you gain the most protection. Face shields and helmets are a few more tools that can shield the eyes.

The potential hazards to eyes differs based on the type of work, which means the eye gear will differ too. For example, carpentry exposes your eye to both chemicals and small elements such as flying metal. Electrical work offers hazards related to burns as well as flying particles.

Learn more about the potential hazards to the eyes and how to protect your vision with the right safety gear with this infographic.

Eye Safety on the Job: Be Safe with Glasses, Goggles, Face Shields, and Helmets


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