The Industrial Safety and Hygiene News website (www.ishn.com) has an article titled “March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month.” Besides the physical eye injuries that are unfortunately too common on construction sites, liquid chemicals and also powders such as cement can cause eye injuries and loss of vision. To avoid these injuries workplaces may use engineering solutions which keep hazards in separate spaces. Safety glasses or goggles with indirect venting will aid in keeping liquid out of the eyes of workers. Also, administrative solutions aid in keeping people who have no work reason to be near chemicals away from areas where chemicals are used or stored. Eye safety precautions are necessary for all personnel in the vicinity of chemicals, including supervisors and those whose work is completed or who are just passing through an area.
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