Many Australians work in industries that carry a high risk of eye injury. The two main causes of eye injuries are lack of eye protection or insufficient eye protection.
Regular glasses are unlikely to prevent serious injury to the eye, and may become a threat themselves if they shatter, sending shrapnel into the eye.
However, 90 per cent of eye injuries could be avoided if suitable eye safety glasses, goggles or shields are used at work.
Both the quality and superiority of the eye protection equipment used by workers in a tough working environment is paramount.
This selection guide offers the information on what to consider when selecting safety eyewear for specific job application.