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  • Valeria Delgado

Industries That Require Safety Glasses

With our eyes being one of the most important yet most fragile organs in our body, we should take exceptional care of them. The eyes are vulnerable to many hazards such as sharp objects, dust, chemicals, and increasing levels of heat or light. To decrease eye injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment by providing eye protection. The following are a number of industries that require safety glasses to be worn during work hours:

1. Oil & Gas

2. Food Packaging

3. Aerospace

4. Construction

5. Pharmaceutical

6. Other

According to the CDC, workplace eye injuries send 300,000 people to the ER each year in the US. Furthermore, in 2011 the United States Department of Labor showed that workers in the following occupational groups in the graph "tend to experience eye injuries from flying objects, chemicals, harmful radiation, or a combination of these or other hazards."

A culture of safety and the proper use of protective equipment is a must in any industry that can put your health at risk.There are numerous ways to get hurt working in any of these industries, but eye injuries can be reduced by using effective, quality safety glasses.

Premier Optical is the preferred supplier of safety glasses to many well-known industrial companies. We adhere to quality assurance and certainly meet OSHA requirements for safety. You can also find an extensive selection of metal & plastic frames in a variety of colors and shapes to fit the look you want and your price point. In addition, to make procuring safety eyewear for your company even easier, Premier Optical offers on-site services at your place of employment.

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