How to Deal or Handle Workplace Eye Problems

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What is eyestrain, what are the effects of eyestrain, how to combat eyestrain problem, what are the familiar eye problems, how to remove a foreign body from your eye, how to administer first aid for a chemical splash in the eye, what are the effects of radiation to the eye. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minutes full length version.

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Atlantic Training's "Eye Safety" Training Program provides employees with the information they need to recognize and avoid eye hazards that they can encounter in their workplace.

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

Sometimes despite of your best efforts an eye injury does occur whether at work or at home, quick action on your part prevent permanent disability. If you get a splash or a foreign object in your eye, don’t rub it quickly go to an eye wash station, hold your eye open and rinse it on a running water for at least 15 minutes. Report the incident immediately so you can get medical assistance, even if your eye feels okay. If you get a foreign objects in your eye and no water is available lift your upper eyelid outward and gently pull it down over your lower lash. The tears that flow may wash the object out of your eye you may need to repeat this several times, if the object does not wash out seek medical help.