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Some common causes of eye injury or eye strain are flying objects, particles, chemicals, exposure to excessive bright lighting, and computer vision syndrome. Here are 10 tips on how to protect your eyes while in the workplace.
1. Use appropriate eyewear: “ANSI Z87” should be clearly marked on all safety glasses or goggles. Eyewear should be properly fitted to protect your eyes from hazardous workplace conditions. Those who already have reduced vision should ask their employers if prescription glasses or goggles can be provided.
2. Remove ineffective eyewear: Get rid of eyewear that is damaged, scratched, or uncomfortable, since you’re less likely to use such equipment.
3. Read safety signs: Be aware of signs posted in the workplace that identify workplace hazards, the need to use protective eyewear, and that provide instructions about what to do in case of an emergency.
4. Identify workplace hazards: Conduct a safety walk-through of your work area to identify areas and items that pose a risk, such as flying or falling objects, chemicals, and dangerous work equipment or objects.
5. Eliminate hazards: Before starting work, use machine guards, work screens or other engineering controls to diminish eye safety hazards.
6. Regular training: Participate in eye safety training to get educated about injury statistics and workplace hazards and to learn about the proper use and care of eye protective wear.
7. Be aware of emergency treatment options: Be familiar with where eyewash stations are located in your workplace along with first aid supplies, such as eye wash, eye drops and gauze.
8. Lubricate the eyes: As we age, our eyes are likely not to create the correct amount of lubrication. If employees have dry, irritated eyes try using lubrication eye drops to lessen irritation.
9. Step away from the computer: Computer work causes your eyes to focus for extended time periods. Focused work means eyes don’t blink as often resulting in poor lubrication. Employees should take short breaks from staring at computer screens and use lubricating eye drops to diminish irritation and dryness.
10. Eye exams: Employees should have regular eye exams to make sure their vision is adequate to do their jobs safely.
On Friday, March 15th, from 10:00 am until 2:00pm, Flexicrew will be attending a job fair hosted by Remington College. We have positions waiting to be filled! If you are in the Lafayette area and are currently looking for work, please attend. Admission is free. The career fair will be held at Remington College Lafayette Campus located at 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508.
Job seekers should attend the career fair dressed in business attire and should have a resume on hand. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call our Lafayette office at 337-706-8503.
For more information about the career fair visit klyf.com or call 1-800-448-6405.
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