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As you can imagine, eye injuries on the job are very common. More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries requires one or more missed workdays to recover from the injury. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10-20 % will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. These are eye-popping numbers, so to speak. The most common cause of eye injuries are (the envelope, please!):
*Flying objects (bits of metal, glass)
*Any combination of these or other hazards.
Experts believe that industrial safety glassescould have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of eye injuries in accidents.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|