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CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
Nearly three out of five workers are injured because they were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A simple scratch from sawdust, cement, or drywall can cause recurring pain. Two of the most common causes of vision loss in construction workers are metal slivers released during hammering on metal and nails rebounding during normal carpentry. But some eye injuries can also occur from exposure over a period of time.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Eye-injuries; Eye-protection; Eye-protective-equipment; Goggles; Personal-protective-equipment
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Toolbox talk: eye protection
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division