America is a nation of hard working individuals. We like to work hard and play hard. There is nothing as frustrating that can prevent you from working like poor health. Sometimes we can control it, but many times we cannot. Especially in those instances when we could have taken matters in our own hands and prevented an injury or illness. Everyday there are about 2,000 workers in the United State who sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many times these injuries result from small particles or objects entering the and scratching the eye.
Do you think this is a preventable situation? Of course! To guard against these preventable injuries, workers need to wear safety eyewear whenever there is any chance that machines or operations present the hazard of chemicals, flying objects, or other potentially harmful situations. Industrial-thickness glass, plastic, and polycarbonate lenses meet or exceed the requirements of the eye protection standard. While glass lenses provide good scratch resistance and can accommodate a broad range of prescriptions, polycarbonate lenses are lighter in weight and are superior to glass and many other plastics in terms of strength and impact resistance. Safety glasses may have prescription lenses or non-prescription lenses. Protective eyewear should be selected for its appropriateness for a given task.