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Industry Standards and Best Practices
A person’s eye can be injured easily while on the job. As a result, safety glasses or similar eye and face protection is important when appropriate. In addition, however, workers should know how to provide first aid for eye injuries suffered at work. This course covers first aid for eye injuries from chemicals, cuts and scratches, and for objects embedded in the eye, and provides general procedures for using safety showers and safety eyewashes.
The eye is delicate and can be injured by many different hazards at work
Wearing proper PPE at work can help you avoid most or all eye injuries
If someone does suffer an eye injury at work, it’s important to know proper PPE procedures
What’s the best way to avoid an eye injury at work?Know the potential hazards and always wear protective PPE for the eyes.
What’s the proper first aid for a chemical splash in the eye?Rinse the eye in a safety shower or safety eye wash.
Should a person rub their eye if they have a cut or scratch there?No, it’s better to gently flutter the lower eyelid inside the upper eyelid to try to remove any foreign object and then to rinse the eye.
If a person has an object embedded in the eyeball, should you try to remove the object?No, cover the eye and then get to the person to emergency medical assistance.
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