Eye injuries from dust and particles, welding light, and chemicals are common on jobsites. Often workers wear the wrong eye protection or none at all. Although some eye injuries are minor, even a simple scratch from wood, cement, or drywall dust can cause lasting pain. Metal slivers from a grinding wheel, or rebounding nails from routine hammering and carpentry can puncture the eye and lead to vision loss. Welding light can cause "welders' flash" that burns eyes and surrounding tissue. Nearby workers and bystanders are also at risk. Work-related eye injuries can have lifelong consequences.
Construction; Construction industry; Construction workers; Safety practices; Injury prevention; Eye protection; Eye protective equipment; Welding
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