An industrial setting poses a variety of opportunities for serious eye injuries. Hazardous equipment and toxic chemicals have the potential to cause serious damage to the eyes that may result in a degree of blindness or complete loss of vision. The top three causes of eye injuries in industrial occupations include welding accidents, bonding agents splashing onto the face, and tools or machinery entering the eye. These accidents may be avoided if industrial workers are careful to follow several safety procedures.
The most important step in preventing injury to the eyes in an industrial setting is to wear protective eye equipment. Protective eyewear, such as the Genesis Uvex safety glasses, provides industrial workers with a high level of protection against tools or machinery entering the eye. The Genesis Uvex safety glasses exceed the current industry standards for impact resistance and are available in a range of frame and lens color choices.
Industrial workers also need to be aware of the hazardous areas in their workplace and the dangerous tasks that will be required of them. Industrial workers are usually required to work with certain chemicals that can cause serious eye injuries. When an injury of this nature occurs, it is important for an industrial worker to have legal representation to protect their rights. An
industrial injury lawyer can assist workers with filing
compensation claims for accidents involving
toxic exposure and more.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our firm takes workplace safety very seriously. It is the legal responsibility of employers to post certain safety posters in a visible spot in the workplace, and the OSHA now tries to give employers as many effective choices as possible to comply with safety requirements in an affordable way. If you or someone you love has suffered an industrial injury, such as an eye or head injury, it is important that you hold the parties responsible accountable for their negligence. Contact an industrial injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP for dedicated legal representation for accidents and injuries that occur in industrial workplaces.