Eye Protection

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Protective eye and face equipment shall be required where there is a reasonable probability of injury that can be prevented by such equipment. In such cases, employers shall make conveniently available a type of protector suitable for the work to be preformed, and employees shall use such protectors. Suitable eye protectors shall be provided where machines or operations present the hazard of flying objects, glare, liquids, injurious radiation, or a combination of these hazards

OSHA REGULATION 29 CFR 1919.133 (a)

“Each day about 2000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. About one third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days of lost work.”

Center for Disease Control   February 2010


The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that almost 70% of the eye injuries studied occurred from falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye.  The best ways to prevent eye injuries are to always be wearing appropriate eye protection.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately three out of every 5 workers injured were either not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or wearing the worn kind of protection for the job.


At Hughes Custom First Aid and Safety, we understand that it is essential to protect your workforce from eye injuries.  That is why we offer an extensive line of eye care and optic products designed to protect our workers from eye injuries and keep them on the job, therefore, resulting in less lost-time accidents. 

Hughes Custom First Aid would be happy to assist you in providing your workers with the proper safety glasses.  We carry most brands of safety eye wear and with clear, grey, mirrored and indoor/outdoor protective lenses.   We are confident that we can provide the type of protection that your business needs and deserves.

 For any questions about our products please call us at (314)291-6500 or email us at bhughes@hughescustomat.com.  We would be happy to assist you with any of your first aid or safety needs.

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