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Safety Glasses for Eye Protection

Safety glasses cut down on potential eye injuries from things such as dust and flying particles. Not only does this mean fewer incident reports for you, it keeps your employees healthy and safe, which is always a priority. Comfortable designs encourage workers to keep the glasses on all day.

Cut the Risk of Eye Injuries

It doesn't take much to scratch a cornea. A tiny particle can do major damage, so all employees with even a possibility of dealing with projectiles, dust or airborne particles need safety glasses. Clear, wraparound designs don't interfere with vision while providing maximum protection of the eyes. If impact from flying objects is a possibility, opt for glasses that meet ANSI standards for impact resistance. Issue every employee a pair of safety glasses to avoid spreading germs with shared glasses -- you don't want a bad case of pink eye running rampant through the ranks.

Make a Safe Fashion Statement

Safety glasses aren't the clunky specs your employees might imagine when they find out they're required gear. Most safety glasses look similar to sunglasses with a wraparound design to block foreign objects on the sides. Some even come with dark lenses ideal for workers who spend a lot of time outdoors doing construction. The style isn't only about making a fashion statement at the workplace. Flexible temples and lightweight designs make the glasses comfortable to wear for extended periods so your employees aren't tempted to ditch the glasses. The design makes the glasses easy to take off and put back on as job duties demand.

Safety Goggles Protect Employee Vision

Safety goggles provide protection for your team when they are exposed to hazards that can cause eye irritation, damage or loss of vision. OSHA requires your company to provide safety goggles whenever such dangers are present. Depending on the hazards present, your company may need to provide colored lenses that protect from radiation or full face goggles.

Protection From Dust and Chemicals

If your business creates dust or uses chemicals in the workplace, OSHA requires you to provide safety goggles that form a seal against the face of the employee. These types of goggles prevent the irritant from entering the eye from behind the lenses. Quill offers safety goggles manufactured by Crews, MCR and Uvex that meet these requirements. Some models offer anti-fog lenses ensuring the field of vision remains clear. For employees who wear prescription eyeglasses, choose goggles that fit over the glasses.

Protect Welders From Bright Lights and Molten Metal

Welder's goggles protect these employees from burns to their eyes due to the bright light the electrical arc produces. They also prevent flying bits of hot molten metal from damaging the vision.

Ensure a Comfortable Fit for Compliance

Ensure your employees comply with rules concerning eye protection by providing comfortable-fitting goggles. Many of the goggles available through Quill are adjustable for a better fit. You may need to offer training so employees learn to adjust them to fit their face for better protection and comfort.

Replace Worn Safety Goggles

Over time, even good-quality safety goggles begin to show signs of wear and should be replaced. When the elastic bands no longer provide adequate stretch or the lenses are pitted from debris, order replacements. Remember each of those pits on the lenses represents a potential hazard that could have cost an employee's sight.