Working in a workshop can pose a series of eye risks due to exposure to flying particles, chemicals, and bright lights. Without adequate protection, these risks can cause temporary or permanent eye damage, and in some cases, can even cause blindness. It is important that workshop workers take measures to protect their eyes and reduce the risk of eye injuries.
Exposure to flying particles, often derived from the use of mechanical tools such as grinders and drills, can cause serious eye damage due to trauma to the cornea or conjunctiva of the eye. Such trauma can cause irreversible damage to the eye structures that can result in partial or total vision loss, so it is essential that workshop workers use certified CE impact-resistant safety glasses or face shields (level S or F) to protect themselves.
Another eye risk in workshops is exposure to chemicals. Chemicals can cause eye irritation, inflammation, and, in severe cases, chemical burns. Workshop workers who handle chemicals should use models of safety glasses or face shields that, in addition to covering the impact risk, provide greater closure coverage. In this regard, we recommend that the eye protector be certified and bear the CE marking symbol “4” (Coarse Dust) or “3” (Liquid Droplets) that ensure sufficient tightness of the protector.
Prolonged exposure to bright light can also be an ocular risk in workshops. Bright light can cause eye fatigue and, in some cases, can contribute to the development of cataracts. Workers in workshops who are exposed to bright lights should use safety glasses with appropriate filters to protect their eyes from bright light.
In addition to the above, if the worker requires correction, the best solution is the use of prescription safety glasses. Currently, the range of models to choose from is very wide and covers all types of risks. Prescription safety glasses allow workers to wear their protective glasses without the need to use their regular prescription glasses, avoiding the need to switch between their glasses and the eye protector and facilitating the completion of tasks. The use of prescription safety glasses eliminates the need for over glasses to perform tasks. The use of over glasses can often be uncomfortable during the long workday. PEGASO prescription safety glasses offer ocular protection against the risks to which one is exposed, increase the comfort of use, and are certified. You can learn how to choose the most suitable safety glasses here.
In addition to using appropriate eye protection, it is important to keep the eye protection clean and in good condition. Good maintenance and storage of eye protectors will extend their useful life and maintain the good condition of the eye protector.
Always follow the conservation instructions provided by the manufacturer.
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