Thursday 18th November 2021
Injuries to eyes in a workplace setup is very common.
In 2015, There were about 12,000 New Zealanders who filed a claim with ACC for eye injury.
1.Flying particles gets struck in the eye and objects such as nuts, bolts, ball bearings, springs, and fragments from abrasive blasting and grinding.
2.Striking the eye against an object, for instance by blundering into a protruding piece of equipment.
o molten metals, hot liquids, corrosive chemicals, irritant liquids, infectious agents.
o Fumes—corrosive, irritant.
o Dusts particals—organic, chemical, abrasive, corrosive.
4.Exposure to radiation from welding flash, ultraviolet or infrared radiation, very hot substances, laser beams, laser reflection or fibre optics.
WHEN SHOULD I WEAR SAFETY EYEWEAR?
The best way to understand whether you need eye protection is to analysis the hazards in your workplace. The types of hazards and the PPE required to carry out your job will define whether you need a Safety Eyewear. This assessment should be carried out in a educated and well informed manner.
Eye hazards are in every workplace and some jobs are more at risk than others.
People working as builders, construction site workers, plumbers, electricians, tool or equipment operators or in manufacturing industries does require there eyes to be protected.
WHAT TYPE OF EYE PROTECTION SHOULD I GO FOR?
Safety glasses in New Zealand must meet Australia/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010: Personal Eye Protection. Your optician will be able to supply prescription safety glasses that are certified to the standard.
PROTECTION FROM UV RADIATION
As we kiwis are aware of the UV radiation in our country being highest in the world, this gives all the more reason to protect our eyes from a long-term exposure to the Sun, which can lead to severe eye issues such as macular degeneration, cataracts and benign eye growths.
Our Safety lenses provide 99.9% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays which are applicable to both clear and tinted glasses.
3S SAFETY EYE PROTECTION RANGE
We offer a complete range of safety eyewear designed for New Zealand trades, industry and farms. All our safety glasses are AS/NZS certified and are anti-fog and anti-scratch features.
Our Safety eyewear range consist of glasses & goggles that protect your eyes along with being stylish & comfortable to wear.
From Brands including Esko, Uvex, Bolle Safety or Honeywell, we do have a wide range available on our website under Eye Protection category.
To enquire about our safety glasses just call 0800 102 996.