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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022 CST
Workplace Eye Wellness Month is celebrated during the month of March and sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Workplace eye safety is imperative in industries where injuries are more likely to occur such as construction and those that require the use of machinery, equipment or otherwise generate dust and debris that can damage eyes.
Workplace Eye Wellness Month is a good time to review current safety guidelines and implement wellness and safety protocol for eye health. Make sure to have the right forms of eye protection and that goggles or safety glasses are clean and not scratched. Use anti-dust or anti-fog sprays to prevent buildup, and replace damaged lenses or shields. Make sure eyewash stations are stocked and properly functioning, as well, and that staff is trained on how to use these stations.