Glasses and goggles are essential eye wear for anyone who works around flying sparks, fine particles, or any other substance with the potential to damage the eye. Eye injuries can cause lasting damage to the eye. For maximum protection, there are a wide selection of safety glasses and goggles to use at your job site. Below are some of the work situations in which you should plan to use them.
Welding and using a blowtorch require safety goggles to protect the eyes from flying sparks. Close-fitting goggles that form a seal around the eye socket are generally preferable to safety glasses in these situations since they provide a greater field of protection.
Laboratory or Research Conditions
Researchers working with chemicals that have been known to cause irritation to tissue should wear glasses to protect their eyes from fumes and splashes. While most chemicals can be removed from the skin with a thorough washing, getting chemicals out of eyes before they cause permanent damage is more challenging. That is why safety glasses and goggles are a necessity for laboratory workers.
Manufacturing and Industry
People who work in manufacturing and industry may also need goggles to protect their eyes from the chemicals used in various processes around the facility. Workers in saw or paper mills where the air gets contaminated with a number of small particles should also wear protective eyewear to protect themselves from getting small particles in their eyes.
Ensure safety in your workplace by keeping safety goggles and glasses on hand for workers and visitors. Call (800) 603-6887 today to learn more about the quality safety glasses and goggles, as well as the wide selection of other safety equipment offered by Copper State.