What are the Two Categories of Eye Hazards

This 4 minutes safety training video covers: What are the most common physical threat to our vision, what are the benefits of wearing safety glasses, what are the different types of eye protection, what is the use of face shield, how to properly use welding helmets, why do employees who work around lasers must use special glasses or goggles, how to properly select eye protection with the job you are doing. 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

Some jobs exposure to more than one hazard, for example welding involves both heat and light and can create splatter. In such cases, you need to protect your eyes from multiple hazards that’s why welding helmets and face shields are worn over primary eye protection such as spectacles or goggles. Protective eye wear comes in many forms. Safety glasses or spectacles protect against impacts and may have wrap around lenses, side shields and anti-fog coating and are designed for indoor or outdoor work. Goggles fit on your face snugly and seal off the entire eye area, they offer protection from impacts, chemical splashes and sparks.