Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month 2016

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month 2016

I think, therefore eye am.

Every day, 2,000+ American workers suffer an eye injury and nearly 1 million Americans have lost some sight in their eye due to injury, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA). Over $300 million has been lost in medical expenses, time, and compensation toward something that is easily preventable. To help this number decrease the PBA has designated March as Workplace Eye Health and Safety to raise awareness of what is causing such a staggering loss in money and eyesight.

Office Workers Are Not Exempt

Even in an office, where the biggest hazard comes from tripping on your own shoelace or sitting, employees can still suffer from eye problems. While these risks won’t typically involve losing an eye, it can still cause some damage. Staring at a computer screen can cause difficulty focusing, and headaches. Resting your eyes frequently can keep you from experiencing the discomfort.


Certain fields in the job world carry the added risk of acquiring an eye infection. Those who work in labs, health care, custodial, or animal handling environments, should always wear eye protection to reduce the risk of contamination and eye damage. Infections can lead from minor and major illnesses.

Safety goggles are important.

The best way to keep your eyes in your socket and infection free is to wear safety goggles. The PBA estimates that 90 percent of workplace eye injury could be prevented if everyone wore safety goggles. Anyone that passes through a construction or work site where tools, particles, and chemicals can lead to eye harm should always wear their safety goggles.

Doing all you can for your eyes at work can mean all the difference between seeing out of one eye, instead of two. For all your health insurance needs to keep feeling your best, contact the independent insurance professionals at Risk Management LLC in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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