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Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Eye Wellness Month is about preventing eye-related injuries at work. Every workplace should install safety measures to limit staff exposure to eye hazards, including chemicals, debris, sharp objects, and excess screen time. Both workplace safety measures, as well as eye protection equipment should be addressed. Prevent Blindness, a volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Awareness Month to hi …
Mar 6th 2023 PK Safety Team
How to Choose Safety Eyewear With Colored Lenses

How to Choose Safety Eyewear With Colored Lenses

Safety eyewear isn’t like your everyday sunglasses or eyeglass prescription. Eye protection at work will look and protect your eyes differently while still enabling you to see. Protective eyewear frames and lenses will come in types like wrap-around glasses, glasses with side shields, vented or unvented goggles, and filtered lenses. You’ll also need to consider the hazards that you have at the workplace when purchasing them: not all glasses protect equally against flying debris, powder, li …
Oct 7th 2022 PK Safety Team
How to Choose the Best Eye Protection for Your Job

How to Choose the Best Eye Protection for Your Job

Any job or worksite where your eyes are at risk from flying objects, liquids, gases, or other materials is one where you need to wear protective eyewear. Your regular prescription eyewear or sunglasses aren’t going to cut it: eye and face protection is designed for workplace hazards. Choosing the right eye protection is like choosing any other piece of PPE, so use this guide to be prepared for making that decision.Eye Hazard AssessmentOSHA provides guidelines for job hazard analyses as well as t …
Jun 2nd 2021 PK Safety Team
How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

How to Stay Safe During and After Wildfires

California has a history of wildfires caused by windstorms blowing trees into power lines. This year, multiple wind-driven wildfires moving through California have affected thousands of people living and working in the area. For example, the most recent Thomas fire has burned 270,500 acres. It's only about 60% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire threat is still in effect in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Currently, 17,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders in Santa Ba …
Dec 20th 2017 Mila Adamovica
More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace

More Than Just Safety Glasses: Understand Protective Eyewear for the Workplace

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace every year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that consistent use of  safety glasses can prevent nearly 90% of eye injuries. Workers in manufacturing, construction, woodworking, laboratories, welding, plumbing, the medical field, and auto industry are required to wear safety glasses to shield their eyes. Risks associated with these jobs are molten sparks, chemical spl …
Nov 30th 2017 Mila Adamovica
Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic Lens Coatings: What's the Difference?

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic Lens Coatings: What's the Difference?

By HexArmor Marketing Team. Most workers in the industrial space are aware of anti-fog safety glasses. But what they probably don’t know is the science behind those anti-fog coatings. Most coatings in the North American market are hydrophobic. Hydrophobic anti-fog coatings are soap-based and work by repelling and spreading the fog moisture as it hits the lens. When the moisture spreads, it eliminates the fogging on the lens. While this is effective, the coating will wash off over …
Nov 1st 2017 Mila Adamovica
The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

The Importance Of Using Proper Protective Equipment While Performing Asbestos Abatement Projects

By Alison Grimes, Health Advocate, MAA Center Although there are federal and state laws in place to restrict the use of asbestos in products and materials, the dangerous carcinogen has still yet to be banned in the United States. With six different types of asbestos, the natural mineral takes many dangerous shapes and forms. As a result, certain types of asbestos are more lethal than others. Chrysotile, the most common form, has long, curly fibers allowing the fibers to be woven, tot …
Aug 30th 2017 Mila Adamovica
How The Total Solar Eclipse May Affect You

How The Total Solar Eclipse May Affect You

On Aug. 21, 2017, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the US coast-to-coast. The shadow of the Moon will block the Sun, and daylight will disappear for around two minutes. Across the US, it will create a path of totality and those who live within this path will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Outside the path of totality, you will be able to view a partial solar eclipse. The impact of the solar eclipse includes: Reduced solar energy supply, whi …
Aug 17th 2017 Mila Adamovica
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal protection is also helpful for the prepping stage of the project. When preparing surfaces for painting, …
Jul 31st 2017 Mila Adamovica
Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?

Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?

Temporary blindness. Have you heard of it? Chances are, you’ve probably experienced it. Think of a time on the job when you’ve gone from inside a building to outside and it’s extremely sunny. The change forces you to squint while you wait for your pupils to constrict and properly adjust to the brightness. During this time, you’re temporarily unable to see. Do this several times in a day and your eyes start to become strained and fatigued. This is a recipe for eye irritability and headaches. …
Jul 27th 2017 Mila Adamovica