The law requires that employers must ensure equipment fits all employees intended to wear it.
A high-profile snafu in space has brought new focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) and the obligation of employers to make sure that it fits all the members of an increasingly diverse workforce who are expected to wear it.
This was brought home most vividly in late March when NASA was forced to cancel the first-ever space walk by two women at the International Space Station because only one of the appropriate space suits on board would properly fit a woman.
Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch had been slated to make the historic walk together in space, but Koch had to pair off with male astronaut Nick Hague and the chance for the two women to make history was lost. Hague and McClain also had completed a spacewalk earlier in March, but that was not enough to blunt some of the public accusations that McLain had been cut from the later spacewalk because
Spring and better weather have arrived and we will be spending a lot more time outside doing activities and sports. Adults and children have been cooped up indoors for several months and can't wait to enjoy the better outdoor days to come.
Don't be too hasty to run outside without keeping safety and eye protection a priority. Many injuries are just caused by carelessness. Even riding a bike can cause an eye injury. How many times have you ridden a bike on a windy day and felt something fly into your eye? Eye injuries and infections happen quickly. Sports such as racquetball, tennis, baseball, hockey and golf, as well as water sports, are all potential risks for eye injuries. Recreational specs or even glasses can protect the eye from flying balls or penetrating injuries that can cause a lifetime of trouble and damage to the eye.
If you feel something enter the eye, quickly rinse it out with preferably clean, bottled water. Sink water may be wet but can carry bacteria