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Avoiding workplace eye hazards

Steer clear of these workplace eye hazards

Use machine guarding, work screens or other engineering controls to protect your eyes from hazards such as:

Choose the best protective eyewear for your profession

Shield your eyes in areas where there is the slightest chance of eye injury. Anyone passing through those areas should also wear protection. This is particularly true for welders, who face a high risk of on-the-job eye injury.

The eyewear you need depends on the hazards you face. Wear:

All protective eyewear should comply with OSHA regulations for eye and face protection. OSHA also provides information about the types of filter lenses required for specific welding and cutting activities (PDF 181 KB), and cautions about the danger of eye irritation from welding fumes (PDF 405 KB) as well. Your gear should also meet the eye protection standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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