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Wiley X Hits the Big Screen

Wiley X WPS Blog

Is there anybody cooler than Bradley Cooper? Oh, Clint Eastwood, you say? Yeah, maybe. So when the two coolest men in America teamed up to make a movie about the actual coolest men in America – you know, our troops – which brand of protective eyewear did they choose to use? That’s right, Wiley X, the coolest brand of glasses in America. Continue Reading…

Safety First, Comfort Too

OSHA

If you’ve ever worked in the oil or natural gas industries, we don’t have to tell you how dangerous simply showing up to work can be. These jobs involve some of the most hazardous industrial conditions in any workplace, anywhere. Since the job sites are typically outdoors, are typically in remote areas of the country, and often operate year round regardless of weather conditions, there are all sorts of things that can and do go wrong on the job: Environmental hazards caused by extreme weather, machine accidents, materials hazards, chemicals hazards and more.

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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. Continue Reading…

ANSI Z87.1-2003: What You Need to Know

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! Continue Reading…

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…

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