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Eye protection safety training

  1. 1. INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INSTALLATION<br />TARKEEB<br />Eye Protection Safety Training<br />TARKEEB Health and Safety Presentations <br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />By the end of the course you will be able to Understand:-<br /><ul><li>What contributes to eye injuries at work?
  3. 3. What causes eye injuries at work?
  4. 4. Where do injuries happen most often?
  5. 5. How can eye injuries be prevented?</li></li></ul><li>What contributes to eye injuries at work<br /><ul><li>Not wearing eye protection. Statics show that three out of every five workers injured are not wearing eye protection at the time of accident.</li></ul>OR<br /><ul><li>Wearing the wrong kind of eye protection for the job. </li></li></ul><li>What causes eye injuries at work?<br /><ul><li>Flying particles </li></ul>It is statistically found that almost 70% of accidents result from flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye. It is estimated that nearly three-fifths of the objects are smaller than a pin head. <br /><ul><li>Contact with chemicals </li></ul>Splashed liquids or flying chemical particles causes 20% of eye injuries.<br /><ul><li>Other accidents </li></ul>Caused by objects swinging from a fixed or attached position, like tree limbs, ropes, chains, or tools which are pulled into the eye<br />
  6. 6. Where do injuries happen most often?<br /><ul><li>Potential eye hazards can be found in nearly every industry, statistics show that more than 40% of injuries occur among craft workers, like mechanics, repairers, carpenters, and plumbers.
  7. 7. Over a third of injured workers are equipment operators, such as assemblers, sanders, and grinding machine operators.
  8. 8. Laborers suffer about one-fifth of eye injuries. </li></li></ul><li>How can eye injuries be prevented?<br /><ul><li>Always wear effective eye protection </li></ul>To be effective, eye wear must appropriate for the hazard encountered and properly fitted. <br /><ul><li>Better training and education </li></ul>Most workers are hurt while doing their regular jobs. Workers most often believe that wearing protective eye wear is not required by the situation they are in. <br />All workers should receive full information on where and what kind of eyewear should be used.<br /><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>Eye protection devices must be properly maintained. <br />Scratched and dirty devices reduce vision, cause glare and may contribute to accidents<br />
  9. 9. Eye and Face Protection Selection Chart<br />
  10. 10. Description and use of Eye/Face Protectors<br />Glasses<br /><ul><li>Protective eyeglasses are made with
  11. 11. Safety frames
  12. 12. Tempered glass or plastic lenses
  13. 13. Temples and side shields
  14. 14. They provide eye protection from moderate impact and particles encountered in job tasks such as:
  15. 15. carpentry
  16. 16. woodworking
  17. 17. grinding,
  18. 18. scaling, etc.
  19. 19. Safety glasses are also available in prescription form for those persons who need corrective lenses.</li></li></ul><li>Description and use of Eye/Face Protectors<br />Goggles<br /><ul><li>Vinyl framed goggles of soft pliable body design provide adequate eye protection from many hazards. These goggles are available with
  20. 20. clear or tinted lenses
  21. 21. perforated, port vented, or non-vented frames.
  22. 22. Single lens goggles provide similar protection to spectacles and may be worn in combination with spectacles or corrective lenses to insure protection along with proper vision.
  23. 23. Welders goggles provide protection from sparking, scaling, or splashing metals and harmful light rays. Lenses are impact resistant and are available in graduated shades of filtration.
  24. 24. Chippers/Grinders goggles provide eye protection from flying particles. The dual protective eye cups house impact resistant clear lenses with individual cover.</li></li></ul><li>Description and use of Eye/Face Protectors<br />Face Shields<br /><ul><li>These normally consist of an adjustable headgear and face shield of tinted or transparent acetate or polycarbonate materials, or wire screen.
  25. 25. Face shields are available in various sizes, tensile strength, impact/heat resistance and light ray filtering capacity.
  26. 26. Face shields will be used in operations when the entire face needs protection and should be worn to protect eyes and face against flying particles, metal sparks, and chemical/biological splash.</li></li></ul><li>Description and use of Eye/Face Protectors<br />Welding Shields<br /><ul><li>These shield assemblies consist of vulcanized fiber or glass fiber body, a ratchet/button type adjustable headgear or cap attachment and a filter and cover plate holder.
  27. 27. These shields will be provided to protect workers’ eyes and face from infrared or radiant light burns, flying sparks, metal spatter and slag chips encountered during welding, brazing, soldering, resistance welding, bare or shielded electric arc welding and oxyacetylene welding and cutting operations.</li></li></ul><li>Computers and Your Eyes<br /><ul><li>Can looking at computer screens damage my eyes? </li></ul>No. While complaints of eye fatigue and discomfort are common among computer users, these symptoms are not caused by the computer screen itself. Computer screens give off little or no harmful radiation (such as x-rays or UV rays). All levels of radiation from computer screens are below levels that can cause eye damage such as cataracts.<br /><ul><li>Can looking at a computer screen cause eyestrain? </li></ul>Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing. You may also have symptoms of eyestrain if you need glasses or a change in your glasses. <br /><ul><li>What can I do to prevent eyestrain? </li></ul>You can help prevent eyestrain by making changes to your computer workspace and by visiting your eye doctor. Here are a few suggestions on how to make your workspace more comfortable:<br /><ul><li>Place your screen 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and a little bit below eye level.
  28. 28. Use a document holder placed next to your computer screen. It should be close enough so you don’t have to swing your head back and forth or constantly change your eye focus.
  29. 29. Change your lighting to lower glare and harsh reflections. Glare filters over your computer screen can also help.
  30. 30. Get a chair you can adjust.
  31. 31. Choose screens that can tilt and swivel. A keyboard that you can adjust is also helpful. </li></li></ul><li>First Aid for Eye Emergencies<br />Knowing what to do for an eye emergency can save valuable time and possibly prevent vision loss. Here are some instructions for basic eye injury first aid. <br /><ul><li>Be Prepared
  32. 32. Wear eye protection for all hazardous activities.
  33. 33. Stock a first aid kit with a rigid eye shield and commercial eyewash before an eye injury happens.
  34. 34. DO NOT assume that any eye injury is harmless. When in doubt, see a doctor immediately.
  35. 35. Chemical Burns to the Eye </li></ul>In all cases of eye contact with chemicals:<br /><ul><li>Immediately flush the eye with water or any other drinkable liquid. Hold the eye under a faucet or shower, or pour water into the eye using a clean container. Keep the eye open and as wide as possible while flushing. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes.
  36. 36. DO NOT use an eyecup.
  37. 37. If a contact lens is in the eye, begin flushing over the lens immediately. This may wash away the lens.
  38. 38. DO NOT bandage the eye.
  39. 39. Seek immediate medical treatment after flushing. </li></li></ul><li>First Aid for Eye Emergencies<br /><ul><li>Specks in the Eye
  40. 40. DO NOT rub the eye
  41. 41. Try to let tears wash the speck out or use an eyewash.
  42. 42. Try lifting the upper eyelid outward and down over the lower lid.
  43. 43. If the speck does not wash out, keep the eye closed, bandage it lightly, and see a doctor.
  44. 44. Blows to the Eye
  45. 45. Apply a cold compress without putting pressure on the eye. Crushed ice in a plastic bag can be taped to the forehead to rest gently on the injured eye.
  46. 46. In cases of pain, reduced vision, or discoloration (black eye), seek emergency medical care. Any of these symptoms could mean internal eye damage.
  47. 47. Cuts and Punctures of the Eye or Eyelid
  48. 48. DO NOT wash out the eye with water or any other liquid.
  49. 49. DO NOT try to remove an object that is stuck in the eye.
  50. 50. Cover the eye with a rigid shield without applying pressure. The bottom half of a paper cup can be used.
  51. 51. See a doctor at once. </li></li></ul><li>The End<br />
  52. 52. Copyright notice<br />Tarkeeb Quality Division publication<br /> <br /> Published: May 2009<br /> Issue 1.0 Revision 0.0<br /> Information compiled by Tarkeeb Quality Division.<br /> <br />Copyright © 2009 by Tarkeeb Quality Division,<br />Integrated Solutions for Telecommunication Systems Installation - Tarkeeb, <br />P.O.Box 235574, Head Office, DSO, Dubai, Telephone No: +971 4 3263623, Facsimile No: +971 4 3263624, Email address:<br /> <br />This publication is designed to provide information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding that the document and its contents should be used solely for information purposes. Tarkeeb holds no liability to the information contained here within nor shall be responsible for the accuracy or damage that may arise from the usage of this document. <br />Additional copies if required should be requested from the Company Quality Division.<br />No part of this Publication may be reproduced all or in part in any form or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from The Quality Division, Tarkeeb.<br /> <br />Publication history<br />