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Edge Eyewear Protective Glasses Prevent Eye Injury

Edge Safety Eyewear

How do you protect yourself when you don’t even see it coming? With Edge Eyewear, the leading producer of rigorously tested and proven safety eyeglasses, they’ve got you covered in any situation.

With more than 10,000 eye injuries EVERY DAY in North America alone, it’s important to be very choosy about protecting one of your most valuable assets – your eyesight.

Sporting an impressive 100% effective repellent rate with a test of 6 shots from a nailgun within 5 seconds as seen here, Edge’s exclusive polycarbonate lense formula was the first to become compliant with ANSI’s (American National Standard Institute) strict requirements. Continue Reading…

Ten Eye Safety Tips – For the workplace and home assessments

Ten Eye Safety Tips

 

  • LOOK! carefully at plant operations. Inspect work areas, access routes and equipment. Study eye accident and injury reports. Identify operations and areas that present eye hazards.
  • TEST! Uncorrected vision problems can cause accidents. Use vision testing in your employee pre-placement and routine physical examinations.
  • PROTECT! Select protective eyewear designed for a specific duty or hazard. Protective eyewear must meet the current standards referenced by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and later revisions. Continue Reading…

Employees Won’t Wear Eye Protection? Here’s How to Fix That

Wearing Safety Glasses On The Job Is Important

When your mother said, “hey, be careful, you could put your eye out!” you knew she meant it. Mom could see things before they happened, couldn’t she? Well, when your employer says, “hey, be careful, you could put your eye out!” there’s reason behind that too. The statistics are alarming.

There were more than 800,000 work-related eye injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2008, the most recent available data. Men were four times more likely than women to suffer an eye injury. In 70 percent of accidents, the eye injury was caused by an object or equipment, and in about 26 percent of accidents, it was caused by exposure to harmful substances like chemicals.

While those statistics are cause for concern in and of themselves, the most alarming statistic is this — 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Continue Reading…

What are Polycarbonate Lenses?

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic (a thermoplastic polyester, if you really want to know). It’s used in “bullet-proof” windows in addition to safety glasses because of its flexibility and strength.

Since this material it gives a little, you could hammer a nail through a polycarbonate lense without it shattering. (You guesssed it–don’t try this at home while wearing your glasses!) Traditional heavier, hardened safety glass is only one tenth as impact-resistant as polycarbonate plastic.  However, because the material gives a little, it needs to include a scratch-proof coating for durability.

One more advantage of polycarbonate lenses is that they naturally absorb 99% of  UV rays so they protect your eyes not only from things like road debris, but harmful UV radiation.

Working Person’s Store stocks a range of products utilizing this space-age plastic.  Check out these WileyX Eyeglasses and DeWalt Eyewear, they are both made with polycarbonate lenses. It even protects some of our Pelican Flashlights and Streamlight Flashlights . Look around and save.

What is ANSI Z87.1-2003?

ANSI Z87

It’s a voluntary standard for Personal Eye and Face Safety Devices.  Here are some of the requirements for ANSI Z87.1-2003:

Frames – A High Mass Test is performed on four samples.  A 500 gm pointed projectile is dropped from a height of 130 cm (51.2 in). No parts or fragments of the protector can contact the eye of the headform. No failures are allowed. Twenty samples are tested with a High Velocity Test.  Here,  the item is a target for a quarter-inch steel ball shot at 150 feet/second for spectacles, 250 feet/second for goggles, 300 feet/second for face shields. No contact with the headform is allowed, nor can any parts or fragments be ejected.  No failures are allowed. Pyramex safety tests were done similarly and the results showed they were rated among the top.  Continue Reading…

OSHA – Occupational Health and Safety Administration

OSHA

Unless you’re James Bond, deciding to go to work each day (or night) is not generally expected to be a life-or-death decision. Even in our more dangerous occupations, we want the odds to be on our side. A major reason for this in the USA is the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which created the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). This lead to rules mandating Personal Protective Equipment, like hard hats, high visibility clothing, and safety glasses, not to mention safety footwear. Continue Reading…

Happy Father’s Day

Wishing Everyone A Happy Father's Day

Dads are awesome, and they deserve awesome guy gifts on Father’s Day. So put down that tie and step away slowly. If you want an awesome gift for Dad (or, to put it another way, if your dad wants an awesome gift – and of course he does), look no further than Workingperson.com. Or, if you are near or passing through Lakeville, Indiana. stop by our retail store located at 305 South Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN. 46536. Our online and retail store’s are full of great gifts for dad, that he’ll actually enjoy!

Pleasing Dad doesn’t have to be so hard. Workingperson.com carries only the best products for the working man, so you can’t go wrong. Carhartt jeans, shirts and boots? Got it. Wolverine boots? Got it. Dickies workwear?  Whatever it is that your dad likes to wear, we’ve got you covered with hundreds of brands we carry. Workingperson.com also has the accessories your dad will find extremely useful, like sunglasses or safety glasses, gloves, knives, and other “dad stuff” to tinker with in the garage.

Nothing will say, “Hey dad, I understand you and take an interest in the things you care about” like a gift from Workingperson.com or our retail store, Working Person’s Store, located in Lakeville, Indiana. We have what dad wants.

OSHA Updates on New Industry Regulations and Standards

OSHA Standard Changes 2012

When there’s a safety problem or hazard in the workplace, people call the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA. It’s the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. And as it turns out, 2011 was a busy year for OSHA. More than 200,000 people sought assistance from OSHA in 2011, through either the toll-free 800 number or through email.

OSHA’s records show that nearly 43,000 of those who called the 800 number did so to file a complaint about workplace hazards. More than 32,000 people contacted OSHA through its email correspondence system. And more than 9,200 of those who called the 800 number selected the Spanish language option. All in all, OSHA conducted nearly 30,000 on-site visits to small business worksites in 2011, covering 1.3 million workers, approving 101 new Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) sites and re-approving 291 more. Continue Reading…

Protective Apparel: Solving the Non-compliance Problem

PPE Must Be Worn To Be Effective

If you run a manufacturing plant, construction site or transportation company, you know that implementing a safety clothing program is only half the battle. Your employees have to actually wear the protective items to keep them safe.  Unfortunately, the fact is, they too often don’t comply.

In fact, this problem is rampant. An online survey conducted by a Kimberly-Clark Professional found that 89 percent of safety professionals polled had observed WorkingPeople failing to wear the proper workwear and/or personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been. Stunning. And almost 30 percent said they observed it on multiple occasions.  We need to keep our work force safe. Continue Reading…

Pyramex Safety Glasses – Top Rated and Built To Last

Pyramex Safety GlassesPyramex Safety Eyewear was recently involved in an independent study for performance during the months of January and February of 2011. The results are astounding. Various models of Pyramex safety glasses along with two other competitors’ safety glasses were tested and compared. Scientific analysis was performed in 5 different areas including Lens Color, Comfort, Adjustability, Overall Liking and Protection. Pyramex rated the highest of the three compared companies in all 5 areas. 500 people tested these safety glasses 5,000 times. The ratings in this comparison are significantly higher than the other two competitors that were also being tested. Continue Reading…

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