La protección ocular

La protección ocular

Típicamente las lesiones a los ojos resultan de partículas u objetos pequeñas que golpean o raspan el ojo. Por ejemplo: astillas metales, astillas de madera, polvo y astillas de cemento que pueden ser llevadas por el viento, caer de arriba, o ser expulsadas por herramientas. Algunos objetos, tales como los clavos, grapas o astillas de madera pueden resultar en la pérdida permanente de la vista si penetran el globo ocular.

Eye Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

Many workers encounter situations where dust, chips, or other flying objects are present in their daily tasks resulting in the need for eye protection. Since safety glasses are relatively inexpensive and meet the safety requirements for many of these tasks, they have become one of the most popular forms of eye protection at the workplace. Despite their frequent use in many settings, there is not a “one size fits all” solution for safety glasses in the workplace and several factors should be considered before using this type of personal protective equipment (PPE).