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Eye Injury

A construction employee was working on a renovation project.  At some point during the day, the employee went to get materials.  Upon arriving at the material site, the employee grabbed Personal Protective Equipment that was in the van.  The contractor put on the Personal Protective Equipment.  The employee noticed debris falling on his forehead when he put the Personal Protective Equipment on but didn't notice anything in his eye.  Later, the employee felt like he had an eyelash in his eye.  It was later determined that a sliver metal had gotten lodged in his eye.

Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Pay attention to surroundings.
  2. Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  3. Most of all, make sure the Personal Protective Equipment is clean prior to donning it.

Consider this example as you complete today’s work activities. 

Think about the hazards associated with your particular work, and the steps that can be taken to increase safety on your job.

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