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Eye Protection Standards More than 2,000 people suffer hospital-worthy eye injuries at work each day. It’s estimated that this represents less than half of all actual incidents. Out of the reported injuries, three out of five injured workers were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or were wearing the wrong kind of eye protection for the job (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics, EHS Today). Approximately one in 10 eye injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover. Of those total work-related eye injuries, 10-20% will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. Eye injuries come at a high cost for workplaces – with U.S. companies having to pay out a combined one billion dollars per year to cover expenses involving hospital bills, insurance, and lost productivity (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics). Eyeglasses are not safety glasses unless both the lenses and the frame follow the compliance specifications laid out for safety eyewear. There are three standards to consider depending on which part of the world you are in: American ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 The ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 is the standard for safety eyewear in the United States set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) along with the International Standards Equipment Association (ISEA). This is also the standard that is incorporated into Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for personal protective equipment. European EN166 All HexArmor ® safety eyewear (frames and lenses) is tested against the European EN166 standard. Canadian CSA Z94.3 The CSA Z94.3 standard of safety eyewear relates to eye and face protectors for industrial applications in Canada. Experts believe that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of reported eye injury accidents (Source: Prevent Blindness America).

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