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Week of October 14, 2019

Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement in the Winter

Hydration is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer.  Realizing that you are dehydrated when it is cold outside is more of a challenge.  We perspire underneath the layers of clothing that keep us warm in the winter.  Perspiration is absorbed by our clothing and we think we sweat only when it is hot outside.  That is so far from the truth!  When in an industrial setting in the winter months we need to be more aware of hydration.  We tend to drink less and dehydration is less obvious.  We are more prone to accidents in the workplace while operating machinery or working at a job site when we are dehydrated.  Be aware of this possibility and remember that the temperature outside is not as important as the temperature inside of your body.  To combat dehydration, look at the All Natural Sword Electrolyte Replacement products here! 

Eye Protection

Eye Protection

Following the ANSI Z87.1 Standard for eye protection is not costly when compared to the cost of a worker losing vision in their eyes in a work-related incident.

The proper eye protection can save a worker’s site in many situations on the job.  It can also prevent a business from incurring large medical and legal expenses, fines and penalties, and lost production time.  It is important that an employer train workers to wear safety glasses or goggles when there are hazards on the job that could cause injury to the eyes.  There are many types of protective eyewear that can be purchased that can fit the needs of each individual in a workplace. 

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Why Wear Safety Glasses and Goggles?

OSHA requires that eye and face protection be worn when an assessment of the workplace determines that hazards exist that could cause injuries to the eyes.   The regulation that refers to eye protection is CFR 1910.133. ANSI sets the standard (Z87.1) for the performance requirement of protective eyewear.

  • Eye Injuries: Eye injuries can cause blindness or permanent disability but can be prevented if workers wear eye protection.

  • Employers Responsibilities to Prevent Eye Injuries: Employers have the responsibility to access the hazards in the workplace that employees are exposed to on the job.  This assessment will determine the best eye protection for their employee’s needs.  Employers need to be sure that workers are properly trained in the use and the importance of wearing safety glasses, goggles, and face shields.

  • Employees/Workers Responsibility to Protect Their Eyes: Employees have to be sure that they wear their safety glasses and goggles.  It’s important that they know that according to the Bureau of Labor statistics 60% of workers that suffer an eye injury were not wearing protective eyewear and 40% of the ones who were wearing safety glasses and goggles were wearing the wrong kind.

  • Prescription Eyeglass Wearers: There is Eye and Face Protection that can be worn over eyeglasses or prescription lenses can be incorporated right in the safety glasses or goggles.

  • Contact Lens Wearers: Workers that wear contacts should wear safety glasses and goggles and always have an extra pair of contacts available or a pair of prescription glasses.

  • Safety Glasses For Eye Protection
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