How Can Eye Injuries Happen?Eye injuries can happen when you’re at work, in the car, in a public place or even at home. Road traffic accidents, a big fall in the work place or on the pavement, can all lead to eye injuries, either directly or as a result of a brain injury.
Eye Injuries At WorkWhen eye injuries happen in the workplace, the work often involves manufacturing or the use of chemicals. Hazards in the office can be a cause too, but certain industries have a higher rate of eye injuries than others. Employers have a duty of care to ensure employees are kept as safe as possible at work and protective measures should be in place to limit the risk of accidents. As a guide, employers are expected to have safety measures in place that include:
- The use of protective equipment for staff such as goggles and face shields
- Screens in certain areas
- Regular training for staff on how to safely use the equipment