Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. 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. Understanding eye health in the workplace is important for all jobs, however, especially for individuals who spend the majority of their daytime in front of a computer screen.
TWorkplace Eye Wellness Month is a good time to review current safety guidelines and implement wellness and safety protocol for eye health. If your work involves machinery, equipment or tools, make sure to have the right forms of eye protection. Make sure 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 ensure staff is properly trained on how to use these stations.
Workplace Eye Wellness Month Sponsor: American Academy of Ophthalmology
To learn more, visit http://www.aao.org