An article in Safety & Health magazine said, every day more than a thousand eye injuries occur at work. Eye injuries result in medical costs of more than $ 3 million annually. Not to mention other impacts that result in decreased or hampered production and compensation costs that must be incurred on workers.
Ironically it should not have happened. Because the use of protective glasses can prevent up to 90% of potential accidents to the eye. However, because lack of awareness of workers who make use of eye protection equipment is often ignored. Therefore, it is very important for all parties to keep reminding why wearing eye protection is very important in the workplace. This is intended to prevent eye injuries.
What kinds of job can be happened to eye hazard?
- Work hammering, sculpting, grinding, wood-related work, or similar activities that produce small chips or particles that fly in the air and might get to your eyes
- Work spraying, painting, metal related work, sanding, spot welding, or work that produces smoke, dust, or small particles that affect the surrounding air.
- The work of welding electricity, cutting with fire, working with a furnace or work done in a place near thermal energy or energy
- Work in handling acids, hot metal casting, which produces steam, gas, liquid, or spark
If you work in one of the field, make sure you wear protective glasses. That way, the potential danger can be minimized and the eye injures that are often caused by negligence of workers not need to happen again.
PT Torishima Guna Indonesia’s Steps Against Worker’s Eye Safety
We take steps to make the work environment as safe as possible for the eyes of workers. The following steps are taken:
- Conduct an assessment of potential eye hazards in the workplace
- Reducing the potential danger to the worker’s eyes
- Provide appropriate protective goggles that are needed by employees