EYE SAFETY

Eye Safety Checklist

Welder wearing eye protection
  1. Create a safe work environment
    • Minimize hazards from falling or unstable debris.
    • Make sure that tools work and safety features (machine guards) are in place.
    • Make sure that workers (particularly volunteers) know how to use tools properly.
    • Keep bystanders out of the hazard area.
  2. Evaluate safety hazards.
    • Identify the primary hazards at the site.
    • Identify hazards posed by nearby workers, large machinery, and falling/shifting debris.
  3. Wear the proper eye and face protection.
    • Select the appropriate Z87 eye protection for the hazard.
    • Make sure the eye protection is in good condition.
    • Make sure the eye protection fits properly and will stay in place.
  4. Use good work practices.
    • Caution—Brush, shake, or vacuum dust and debris from hardhats, hair, forehead, or the top of the eye protection before removing the protection.
    • Do not rub eyes with dirty hands or clothing.
    • Clean eyewear regularly.
  5. Prepare for eye injuries and first aid needs.
    Have an eye wash or sterile solution on hand.
Page last reviewed: July 29, 2013 (archived document)