Eye Safety Checklist for the Workplace

Taking the proper safety measures to protect your eyes in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you are welding, drilling, or performing any other activity that may pose as a threat to your eyes, you should always follow this simple eye safety checklist:

1.    Create a Safe Work Environment
Minimize hazards from falling or unstable debris.
Make sure that all tools you will be using work properly and safety measures are in place.
Make sure that you know how to properly use the machine and tools.
Keep bystanders out of the hazard area – any worker in the hazard area should be equipped with all necessary safety gear.

2.    Evaluate Safety Hazards
Identify the primary hazard at the site.
Identify hazards posed by nearby workers, large machinery, and falling/shifting debris.

3.    Wear the Proper Eye and Face Protection
Select the appropriate eye protection for the hazard.
Make sure the eye protection is in good condition and throw away any gear that is in poor condition.
Make sure the eye protect fits properly and will stay in place while you are working.

4.    Use Good Work Practices
Caution – Brush, shake or vacuum dust and debris from hardhats, hair, forehead, or the top of the eye protection before removing the protection.
Do not rub eyes with dirty hands, gloves or clothing.
Clean all eyewear before and after use.

5.    Prepare for Eye Injuries and First Aid Needs
Have an eye wash or sterile solution on hand.

Check out these safety tips on the CDC website.

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Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP