Every year, tens of thousands of home “do it yourself” (DIY) amateurs suffer from eye injuries. The main reason for this is that most are amateurs with limited or no experience in their projects.
Many of those who don’t normally work with their hands professionally, also lack an awareness of common safety practices such as using eye protection. Most of the accidents that send people to the emergency room could have been avoided had they used the right safety glasses.
There are several “mechanisms” that propel particles and material fragments into the eyes. The first that comes to mind is the mechanical motion of power tools that drill, cut, grind, and chip. The cutting elements either reciprocate or rotate and often fling particles and fragments into the air. Fast moving air from compressed air and blowers (such as leaf blowers) can also propel particles at high speeds. Power washers can do the same thing with high velocity water jets.
Gravity is another force that moves things through the air, and endangers unprotected eyes beneath the work activity. Elastic materials under tension such as bungee cords, springs, rubber bands and even tree branches, can suddenly cut loose or break, and take the inattentive person by surprise. Finally, there are a few DIY circumstances that expose people to the risk of an explosion.
Here are a few examples of these activities:
If you haven’t done this already, get prescription safety glasses for your DIY activities. Rx-safety has a large selection of prescription safety eyewear available. If you need help in deciding which of our eyewear is best for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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