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Current intelligence bulletin 59 - contact lens use in a chemical environment.

Authors
Schulte-PA; Ahlers-HW; Jackson-LL; Malit-BD; Votaw-DM
Source
NIOSH 2005 Jun; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20027324
Abstract
Since the 1978 Standards Completion Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recommended that workers not wear contact lenses during work with chemicals that present an eye irritation or injury hazard. Recently, several professional groups have issued guidelines removing restrictions in the industrial environment. NIOSH has reviewed these guidelines, company policies on contact lens use and injury incidents, and the limited literature on contact lens use in a chemical environment. Injury data are lacking to indicate that contact lens wear should be restricted during work with hazardous chemicals, and thus NIOSH recommends that contact lens wear be permitted provided that the safety guidelines presented in this Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) are followed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Current-Intelligence-Bulletin-No-59; Chemical-factory-workers; Chemical-industry-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Eye-damage; Eye-injuries; Eye-irritants; Eye-protection; Eye-protective-equipment; Eyes; Eye-disorders; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures
Publication Date
20050601
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Current Intelligence Bulletin
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-107524
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2005-139; CIB 59
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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