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.