When working a job in construction, it’s important to keep your eyes safe. Eyeglasses won’t cut it; you’ll need protective eyewear. So, how important is eye safety when working industrial and construction jobs?
In observance of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, Eyes on Norbeck shares the importance of eye safety when you’re on the job.
The Importance of Eye Safety
When working in construction, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen some small debris flying around the worksite; dust, wood chips, metal, even sparks when working with said metal. This is what makes protective eyewear so important — you might not see debris coming until it’s too late and you’re suddenly paying your optometrist a visit to find out what’s wrong with your eye. The most high-risk professions are usually welders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and mechanics. This is why they wear protective eyewear almost all the time on the job.
Your Eyewear Solutions
Wearing eye protection may not always be comfortable, but you can’t really deny the payoff it gives you when it comes to safety. The first step toward protecting yourself from eye injuries is with the right protection and in most cases, safety goggles are your go-to eyewear. This is even more important when you work in construction with a lot of wood and metal.
Welders, on the other hand, can wear welding masks to protect them from the heat, welding flashes and sparks that come from what they’re working on. If you have a coworker who has sustained an eye injury due to failure in wearing protective eyewear, immediately prevent them from rubbing it and instead give them clean water to flush out whatever got stuck in their eye. Call for someone with first aid experience to help and bring them to a doctor, if necessary.
If you have concerns regarding eye health and are in need of a computer vision exam, don’t hesitate to turn to Eyes on Norbeck for your eye care needs. We are your number one provider of eye care and eye health services. Give us a call at (301) 241-0553 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Rockville, MD and other nearby areas.