How to Avoid Radiation Hazards

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What are the hazards of ultraviolet radiation, how to protect your eyes from radiation, what are the different types of eye protection and its uses, what to do when you're working with or around lasers. Click here to watch the 15 minutes full length version.

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An estimated 24 million eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year. About 2,000 of them will occur today, and every day thereafter, while people are at work. All too many of them will cause the victim to lose some or all of their eyesight. But eye injuries can be prevented.

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Video Transcript

If you ever had a sunburn you already know what the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight can do to your skin. Ultraviolet known as UV and infrared radiation known as IR can both be hazardous to your eyes as well. When radiation hits and burns the surface of your eyes the result can be a painful temporary condition called conjunctivitis. But when IR and UV get inside the eyeball, they can burn nerve tissue and that damage can be permanent. When you're working in the sun, remember to shield your eyes with sunglasses or tinted goggles. Each pair is marked with the amount of UV protection that it gives you. Make sure to wear those to provide 100% protection.