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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.
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