How to Implement a Workplace Safety Glasses Program

How To Implement Safety Eyeglass Program At Work For Maximum Workplace Eye Safety

Safety glasses are a crucial part of your Personal Protective Equipment. Enrolling in the Safety Gear Pro Corporate Safety Program means you can always access the products needed to keep your employees safe. This safety glasses program is one of the best in the industry.

Eye damage and hazards cause roughly 20,000 workplace injuries every year. From shards of glass or metal to dirt or dust particles, eye injuries are a serious concern for those working in manufacturing, construction, mining, or chemical industries. Though the damage can be serious, the solution is simple. As approved by both OSHA and ANSI, protective eyewear or gear can protect your workers from these hazards.

Workplace Safety Glasses 

Safety glasses shield the eyes from flying objects, liquids, gasses, and other hazardous materials. It withstands impact, preventing shattering upon contact.

Professions like carpenters, electricians, welders, and chemical handlers often require safety glasses. When choosing eye protection, it’s crucial to assess its ability to counter workplace hazards, ensure proper fit and comfort, allow unrestricted vision and movement, maintain durability and cleanliness, and not hinder other worn protective gear.

Corporate Eyewear Safety Program

Risk Assessment and Guidance

Employers and managers must:

The information below helps assess work-related hazards and necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

Work Activity Related Hazard Required PPE
Abrasive blasting Dust, particles Impact goggles
Chipping, chopping Flying objects Safety glasses
Computer work Glare Anti-glare glasses
Cutting, drilling, grinding Particles, sparks Safety goggles
Hammering Flying objects Safety glasses
Punch press operations Flying objects Safety glasses with side shields
Sanding, sawing Dust, particles Dust-tight goggles
Soldering, torch brazing, welding Intense light, splashes Welding helmet/shield
Working outdoors UV light, particles Safety glasses with UV protection

Easy Steps in Implementing a Workplace Safety Glasses Program

Step 1. Follow OSHA Guidelines

To have a safe work environment for your employees, always follow the OSHA guidelines for specific safety features and personal protective equipment. There are strict regulations for safety eyewear, especially in industries or environments where multiple threats exist. 

OSHA refers to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) regulations for the minimum level of protection, either in construction, materials, or usage.

Any business that requires a certain level of PPE, safety glasses, or safety equipment will benefit from a relationship with Safety Gear Pro. Our Corporate Safety Eyewear Program gives your company unlimited access to the highest quality, industry-recognized safety brands. 

Whether you want to order in bulk or have a specific prescription for a single pair, you can choose from frames and lenses that meet workplace demands without compromising safety. Prescription and non-prescription safety glasses must meet ANSI Z87 regulations for workplace hazard protection.

Fierce Safety Glasses

Step 2: Trust the Partnership

With our corporate safety program, your business needs are our priority. We offer a corporate customer service team dedicated to answering your questions, helping with your orders, or resolving your concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

We also make it easy for you to place an order. From bulk ordering that allows for multiple employee products or prescriptions to a single-pair prescription order, you are promised the lowest price with fast shipping.

One unique aspect of the prescription safety eyewear program is the voucher code option. Rather than tying up your HSE manager with multiple employee requests for safety glasses or goggles, employees can place an order for what they need using a corporate voucher code. 

Employees can support your company’s safety goals by ordering their protective eyewear immediately.

3M Nuvo Readers Industrial Safety ANSI Rated Glasses

Step 3: Take Advantage of the Prescription Safety Eyewear Program Options

Thousands of products in the Safety Gear Pro catalog meet OSHA and ANSI safety standards. From this expansive selection, dozens of eyewear products can address your workplace hazards. 

When you work with Safety Gear Pro, there is no excuse for not providing your employees with safety goggles, prescription sunglasses, and other prescription safety eyewear. 

construction worker wearing safety glasses

Take control of your workplace safety by enrolling in our corporate eyewear program. Help prevent workplace eye injuries by giving your team access to the best eyewear protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in case eye injuries happen?

If there’s a speck in the eye, avoid rubbing it; flush generously with water. Seek medical advice if it persists or causes pain. Don’t wash or remove any cuts, punctures, or lodged objects. Immediate medical attention is vital.

In case of a chemical burn, flush the eye with water for 15 minutes. If wearing a contact lens, rinse immediately and seek medical help after. For eye blows, gently apply a cold compress or ice on the forehead near the injured eye. Seek immediate medical attention if pain, vision changes, or discoloration occurs.

What factors to consider when choosing safety eyewear?

Consider lens material when choosing safety eyewear. Polycarbonate offers excellent impact resistance and UV absorption, while glass lenses resist chemicals. Prioritize close-fitting, comfortable eyewear to prevent objects from causing harm. Safety eyewear varies in size, lens types, styles, and colors, so letting workers choose what they prefer encourages regular usage, lowering the risk of eye injuries.

What are the different types of safety eyewear and their uses?

Safety eyewear comes in various forms to protect against different hazards. Safety spectacles have impact-resistant lenses and frames, often with side shields. Goggles provide complete eye and face coverage, shielding against impacts, dust, and vapors. They come in vented and non-vented options, each with unique advantages. Laser safety goggles protect against laser light while welding shields safeguard against intense light, sparks, and metal chips. Specialized eyewear like sunglasses must meet ANSI Z87.1 certification for safety use, mainly designed to shield against UV light sources.

Do I Need To Have a Prescription Safety Eyewear Program?

OSHA requires corporate safety eyewear programs to include options for people wearing corrective lenses. This can either be prescription safety eyewear or safety goggles that can fit over standard eyeglasses. Many professionals love the prescription safety glasses in the Safety Gear Pro catalog.

What Types of Eyewear Should Be in my Corporate Safety Eyewear Program?

The requirements set by OSHA give employers much control over what they offer. However, eyewear must satisfy the ANSI standards for the relevant hazards. There are numerous ANSI-rated glasses and goggles in the Safety Gear Pro catalog.