Eye Injuries

Prevention and Protection at Work

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2008

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment

http://www.acoem.org/guidelines.aspx?id=570

This position statement approved by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Board of Directors on July 27, 2008 updates recommendation on the wearing of contact lenses in industrial environments.

(ACOEM)
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

OR-OSHA Online Training - Personal Protective Equiment: Module Three: Eye and Face Protection (PDF)

http://www.osha.oregon.gov/pdf/workshops/703w.pdf
(Oregon OSHA)
Nov 2004

Eye Protection - Training Kit

http://lni.wa.gov/safety/traintools/trainer/kits/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)