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Why Have A Safety Eyewear Program

Every day, around one thousand people suffer from eye injuries at work. Every year, thousands of workers are left blind from these injuries. Proper eye and face protection could have prevented these injuries. Nearly every industry has some level of eye hazards. Having a safety eyewear program is so important to protect your employees. 

OHSA regulations require that proper eyewear protection be worn whenever there is a risk to the eyes due to impact, heat, chemical, dust, or optical radiation hazards. Most casual eyewear does not meet ANSI Z87.1 standards and does not offer the proper protection needed on a job site. Employers are responsible for making sure their employees are using personal protection that meets OHSA standards. 

Every year, eye injuries cost companies millions of dollars in worker’s compensation and lost production time. Some other expenses that are often overlooked include:

  • Overtime to keep up with production
  • Cost of training replacement workers
  • Damage to materials and equipment 
  • Cost of safety investigation for an accident 

Investing in a proper safety eyewear program can save you so much money in the long run. It will also give you peace of mind that your employees are protected. 

At C-Mor Safety our team of sales experts will educate you on what kind of eye protection is needed for your company. Depending on your company, your employees may be required to have side shields to protect them from flying particles. Not every pair of eyewear is going to be effective, so we will help educate you and your employees on how to pick out the right pair.

Our program offers on-site services to help your employees choose the proper eyewear. Many eye injuries occur from ill-fitting eyewear, which allows chemicals and debris to enter from underneath the lenses. C-More Safety provides custom fitting to ensure your employees are fully protected.

Employees who wear prescription glasses must wear protective eyewear that has prescription lenses. Our program will ensure that those with prescriptions get proper eyewear.

As an employer, you will be able to control which options are available and control the cost you will spend per person. We offer a wide selection of high-quality frames and lenses including bifocal, trifocal, and polarized lenses. Once you select your eyewear we will place the order to our laboratories. C-Mor Safety offers on-site dispensation which can be especially beneficial for larger companies. 

Workplace eye injuries are costly and highly preventable. Having a safety eyewear program at your company can protect your employees and keep your business running smoothly. Contact C-Mor Safety for more information on how we can help keep your workplace safe.

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