Wearing prescription dress glasses with side shields in the workplace does not comply with OSHA requirements. Lenses and frames must meet specific requirements to qualify as compliant OSHA safety eyewear. Safety glasses are designed to protect workers from the various hazards that may occur in the workplace. OSHA has regulations for safety glasses in the… Read more »
Are you Gambling with Your Safety Eyewear Program?
Having an effective safety eyewear program will promote a safety culture and minimize your worker’s compensation claims, while not having a prescription safety eyewear program could be hazardous to your workers and your bottom line! The business cost of not having a prescription safety eyewear program for your workers: It is against the law to… Read more »
Why is a Safety Eyewear Wellness Program Important for Employees?
When your workers start their day, are they grabbing a pair of safety glasses before they get started? Making sure workers wear their safety glasses is just one aspect of a safety eyewear wellness program. From maintaining protective equipment to properly flushing eyes after encountering a hazard, to adjusting office lighting, safety personnel and employees… Read more »
Face and Eye Protection Safety Standards: It’s the Law!
If there are dangers of flying particles or other substances that could endanger workers’ face and eyes, you must have a safety eyewear for your workers. According to 29CFR1910.133, employers are required to meet standards in eye safety, including eye/face protection (safety glasses), side protection (sideshields), prescription lenses and filter lenses (shading). Safety Glasses: “The… Read more »
Top 5 Eye Safety Mistakes in the Workplace
Much like the television show “1,000 Ways to Die,” there are things that people do to cause eye injuries in the workplace. Here are our top 5 eye safety mistakes: Not wearing eye protection. There are 2.4 million eye injuries annually in America. With the use of eye protection, at least 90% of them could… Read more »
How to Select the Right Laser Safety Glasses
Selecting the right pair of laser safety glasses is very important for your sight and safety, especially when dealing with potentially hazardous laser beams. Lasers and reflected laser beams can cause serious eye damage, but with laser safety glasses those dangerous wavelengths are filtered out. If you’re looking for the right pair of laser safety… Read more »
Selecting the Right Lens Shading for Your Safety Goggles or Glasses
Not all shades for safety lenses are created equally. You need to have the right lens shading for your specific application. For example, if you have eye sensitivity, work with lasers or are indoors and outdoors throughout the day, you will want to select the best types of shading for your needs. You may want… Read more »
Permanent Side Shields vs Clip-on Side Shields for Safety Glasses
According to the latest ANSI standards, safety glasses must have side shields. Side shields are the added attachments on the sides of your safety glasses to better protect the eyes. Side shields added to safety glasses prevent flying foreign bodies (including liquid, wood, metal shavings and other objects) from getting in the eyes. There are… Read more »
Plastic, Metal, Titanium & Rimless Safety Frames: How to Choose Between The Options
It is important to have safety glasses with safety frames that are suited to the worker’s specific environment and needs. Safety frames are heat resistant, stronger than streetwear frames, and are designed to hold lenses in place during trauma to the glasses. Safety frames come in all styles, colors and materials. Below is a list… Read more »
Reasons to Offer Employees a Wide Variety of Safety Glasses
Over the 70+ years that Hi-Tech Optical has been in business, one common theme we tell our customers is they need to offer a wide variety of safety glasses for their workers. Why is it important to have a good variety of safety glasses? The better the variety of safety glasses, the higher the employee… Read more »