Eye Protection for Infection & Hazards

Protecting Your Eyes

eye protection

Isn’t it great to be at your best in everything you do? Whether its work or leisure, it pays to have good eyesight. There’s nothing like hours of diligent hard work at the machine shop with a project that’s waiting for promising pay. Having good vision lessens the risk of injuries and unwanted accidents.

No doubt that you and I want to have the same great moments at work or play, but unfortunately there are some things that can get in our way, particularly with our vision.

Eye injuries in the work place are very common. Thousands of U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries every day! Choosing the right eye protection minimizes potential exposure to hazards and infectious diseases via ocular exposure.

Imagine not being able to meet a project’s deadline because a smokey and dusty environment is making it seeing difficult seeing your work on a machine. Or, handling corrosive chemicals in the lab and you have no eye protection on? Can you even imagine medical professionals not using eye protection? Definitively not!

Reasons for Eye Injury

Dust, small particles, smoke, harmful chemicals and ocular diseases can all impact our vision. Chemicals and flying shards are just some of the hazards facing many modern workplaces. Healthcare workers, lab workers and janitorial staff are all prone to infectious diseases from eye exposure.

The 2 major reasons eye injuries/infection happen on the job are:

  1. No eye protection was being worn
  2. The wrong kind of eye protection was worn for the job

Some occupations that have a high risk of eye injuries/infection include:

  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical work
  • Maintenance
  • Lab work
  • Health/Dental care
  • Welding

Good eye protection provides a barrier to infectious or dangerous materials getting in your eyes.

Proper eye protection can actually help enhance your performance, improve your eyesight given the right kind of lens, and prevent exposure to harmful particles and harsh chemicals that might permanently harm your eyesight.

All you need to do is to pick the right the right kind of eye protection for your activity.

Picking Proper Protection

Safety Goggles

safety goggles

If you’re in an environment where chemicals are being used, there is a risk of it splashes getting into your eyes. Choose the safety goggles with an appropriate and comfy fit. Also, chooses ones that that reduce fogging also known as anti-fog safety goggles.

Full-Face Shield Eye Protection

full face shield

If you’re in a machine shop, you need a full-face shields, particularly when you are welding. This will keep your entire face from getting exposed to welding heat, sparks and smoke. You can use face shields as well on pretty much any kind of work akin to that of welding or any that keeps your entire face exposed to harmful materials.

In a medical or dental environment, using a full-face shield offers the most protection. Full-face shields cover more of the face and offer more protection from liquids in medical and dental applications.

Safety Glasses

safety glasses

For anything else less risky at the workplace , you can simply opt for safety glasses to protect your eyes from dust and flying fragments and even give your eyes protection from direct UV exposure. Safety glasses are ideal for impact protection but less so for splash or chemical protection.

Use the right eye protection in unison with other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, isolation gowns, face masks and other items. Remember to opt for the right kind of eye protection either at work or play. You only get one set of eyes and you want to do your best to protect them.

Still not sure what you need?

Call our Harmony Supply Specialists (800 899-1255) to get just the right protection for your needs.

Cold & Flu Season Has Begun

Cold & Flu Season Has Begun

It’s the time of year when the cold and flu start to spread and get a lot of people sick.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu viruses are the most common during fall and winter months. Between 5-20% of Americans get the flu and miss 70 million work days!

Here’s some tips to help prevent illness and stay healthy!

Wash Hands — The CDC says washing hands is one of the most effective ways you can stay healthy and avoid spreading germs to others. Well-maintained and easy-to-use soap and towel dispensers can help make handwashing a part of a daily wellness routine.

Sanitize — 80% of germs can be transmitted by hand! Germs on hands can be transferred up to 7 times. Frequently-touched surfaces become viral hot spots. Protect your customers and employees with sanitizers that kill the germs that may make them sick.

Disinfectants — Germs can live for days on hard surfaces, and with every touch, you pick up 30-50% of the organisms living there. Disinfectants cleans and kills 99% of germs.

Paper Products — Reduce the risk of infection by using paper products, then tossing after use. Use tissues to trap sniffles and sneezes, toilet seat covers for sanitary protection and towels to thoroughly dry hands – all helping to significantly reduce germs and illness.

Personal Protection — Everyday preventive actions can help successfully slow the spread of germs that cause many illnesses. Play it safe with gloves and face masks that protect and safeguard your health.

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Improving Academic Lab Safety

Improving Academic Lab Safety

The importance of safety education and incident reporting.

After recent incidents at UCLA and Texas Tech University, academic institutions are looking to improve lab safety. Officials are focusing on the issues of safety education, near-miss reporting and safety culture.

“If people understand the ‘why’ behind things, they’re more likely to do what they need to do.” Robert H. Hill, American Chemical Society


A report from the National Research Council states that major groups and leaders at universities need to be involved in lab safety and creating a safety culture.nrc

The American Chemical Society is working on safety education guidelines, looking into a centralized reporting system for incidents, and finalizing guidance on identifying hazards.

acsACS also wants academic institutions undergraduate chemistry departments to have a committee that promotes safety culture.

Academic labs are improving their safety, as young researchers are more aware, young faculty place higher priority on safety, and lab designs are becoming more secure. Continuous underlining of the importance of safety is vital to seeing positive change to the safety culture.



Harmony Business Supplies offers quality disposable apparel for lab safety applications and much more.

Have a look at our Disposable Apparel products and stay safe.