Sensible Tips for Eye Safety

 

Following are some sensible tips for making sure your eyes are safe and protected and hazards are avoided:

EYE SAFETY AROUND THE HOUSE

  • When necessary call in an expert with the appropriate skills and protection.
  • If doing the job yourself, investigate ways to reduce the risk of eye damage.
  • Take special care when using cleaning products or harsh chemicals.
  • Wear safety goggles or a face shield when using powerful chemicals to protect your eyes from splashes and fumes.

EYE SAFETY AROUND THE GARDEN

  • Pick up stones and twigs before mowing the lawn
  • Keep others away from the mowing area
  • Wear safety glasses or goggles especially when chopping or splitting wood, trimming bushes and trees, or using whipper snippers.
  • Be careful when using octopus straps. Pull the strap to the side of the body rather than towards the face. 

EYE SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP & DIY

  • Always wear goggles or safety glasses when appropriate, preferably rated medium impact.
  • Read the instructions for all tools and chemicals before use.
  • Keep all tools and power equipment in good repair.
  • Extinguish cigarettes or matches before working around flamable material or opening the bonnet of a car.
  • Always wear eye protection when sawing, or hammering.











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