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February 1, 2009

Eye-and-Face Personal Protective Equipment

Protecting the eyes and face in the workplace is imperative to preventing the estimated 10 – 20% of work-related eye injuries that result in temporary or permanent vision loss

Victor J. D’Amato Atrium Environmental Health and Safety Services

Eye injuries of all types occur at a rate of more than 2,000 per day in the U.S., and half of those occur in the workplace. In 2006, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported over 52,000 workplace injuries to the eyes and face, and approximately 70% of those were eye injuries. The need to protect the face and eyes in the workplace is clear....

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