Thousands of people are blinded each year by work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants. Ensuring worker safety includes conducting a workplace hazard assessment and providing adequate training for all workers who require eye and face protection. This eye protection safety training will teach employees the basics of eye protection on the job, including identifying the potential work activities that could cause injury eyes and understand how to prevent those injuries. Also covered is the use, maintenance, and inspection of protective eye-wear as well as the use of appropriate first aid for eye emergencies while at work.
Injury and illness prevention training is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Many workplaces have already adopted such approaches, not only do these employers experience dramatic decreases in workplace injuries, but they often report a transformed workplace culture that can lead to higher productivity and quality, reduced turnover, reduced costs, and greater employee satisfaction.
- IIPP responsibilities
- SSN compliance
- Safety communication
- Identification of workplace hazards
- Accident Investigation and response
- Hazard Correction
- Safety training
- Recordkeeping and documentation
- Hazard communication
- Emergency evacuation plan