26.05.2010

Employers "must protect workers" eyesight"

Employers "must protect workers" eyesight"

By Alexa Kaczka

Organisations have been warned that protecting the vision of staff is essential and also advised to invest in high-quality precautions.

A new study carried out by UVEX has shown that companies which have staff who work with dangerous materials should makes sure safety goggles and other protective eyewear are readily available and issued to each worker to minimise injury.

Furthermore, firms which spend an average of £6 on each item of safety equipment, rather £2, are likely to save more money in the long run.

Graham Abbott, Sales and Marketing Director of UVEX, commented: "Employers would be better off taking the cost in use view when buying safety eyewear for their workers. Buying eyewear with quality coatings will protect both their eyes and the organisation"s budget."

Further eye protection advice was recently issued by Dan Kelly, writing for the Reading Eagle, who said that people are "asking for trouble" by purchasing contact lenses from a dubious supplier and not following the correct instructions.

by Adrian Galbreth


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