Eye Injuries

Prevention and Protection at Work

Date Added Resource Source
Jul 2005

NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59 - Contact Lens Use in a Chemical Environment

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-139/

This document provides safety guidelines for contact lens wearers working in chemical environments. Injury data are lacking to indicate that contact lens wear should be restricted during work with hazardous chemicals. NIOSH recommends that contact lens wear be permitted provided that the safety guidelines presented in this Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) are followed.

(NIOSH)
Dec 2004

NIOSH Topic Page: Eye Protection for Infection Control

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/eye/eye-infectious.html

Guidance on the selection of eye protection when working around infectious substances.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2004

Eye Protection - Training Kit

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/TrainingPrevention/TrainingKits/eyeprotection/default.asp
(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Dec 2002

OSHA Eye and Face Protection

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/eyefaceprotection/

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation...

(OSHA)
Dec 2002

OSHA Eye and Face Protection eTool

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/eyeandface/index.html

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation.

(OSHA)