Seeing is Believing

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 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 costs more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation.

At Craft, we carry leading brands of eye protection including Jackson Safety, 3M, Kimberly Clark, UVEX, and ProGuard. You will find a variety of lenses and frames to choose from based on the application and comfort needed. And, you do not have to compromise style.  Check out some pointers from Hank when looking for eye protection.

hank-and-gogglesFind the Perfect Pair. When safety glasses are comfortable, you’re more apt to wear them.  Look for styles that have adjustable features, such as nose fittings, temples, and lens inclinations so that you can create a custom fit for your face.  Wraparound lenses add extra protection to the sides of your eyes and help maximize visibility too.

Follow Compliance Standards. The latest ANSI standard for Eyewear Safety is Z87.1, reflecting revisions made in 2009 and 2010.  When you see Z87.1 stamped on safety eyewear, you’ll know that it meets current ANSI standards for impact resistance (high velocity, high mass) and optical requirements, such as radiation or shade markings for particular lens types.

Take Care of Your Safety Eyewear. Your investment will last longer with simple care.  Wash eyewear frequently and dry with a clean, soft cloth.  Wear glasses on a strap to hang around your neck when not in use rather than putting them down on the job.  At the end of the day, don’t just toss eyewear in a toolbox. . .store it in a case to prevent scratching and damage.