Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that every day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection can lessen the severity or even prevent 90 percent of these eye injuries.
Chemicals or foreign objects in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea are common eye injuries that occur at work. Other common eye injuries come from splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.
In addition, health care workers, laboratory and janitorial staff, and other workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases from eye exposure. Some infectious diseases can be transmitted through the mucous membranes of the eye.
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Now more than ever, a project manager holds the key to rationalising the oft-challenging demands of construction teams in the GCC. As William Haddad, chairman and founder of MACE Contractors, explains, shifting economic trends have reiterated the need for agility in project management teams.
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There are various industries that call for personal protection. For example, if you are working high off the ground on a roof, scaffolding or other high structure, you will need a safety harness to catch you if you fall. Then, safety glasses are important if you are working with anything that could get into your eye and cause harm. Finally, safety shoes are important when working around heavy objects that could fall on your feet or when sharp objects litter the ground. There are some working environments that call for all of these safety measures to be in place at the same time. Here are some specific situations that call for each of these in the workplace.
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