Hazards to the Eyes and Face in the Workplace
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Tue Feb 2013
- Work Injury,
New Jersey work injury attorneys know damage to the eye and face can have a dramatic impact on the victim’s quality of life. That’s why assessing the threat’s present in the workplace providing proper personal protective equipment for the eyes and face should be a priority for any business that works with dangerous machinery or hazardous substances.
Employers should account for all the possible risks in the workplace, even potential risks that might only be encountered in the event of an emergency. Preparation should always assume the worst case scenario.
With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the most common types of workplace hazards.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
The first common hazard is impact damage, which can happen when large flying objects, ranging in size from large rocks to grains of sand, hit the face.
Another common hazard is extreme heat, which workers who deal with furnaces and welding are frequently exposed to.
The next common hazard is chemical fumes and vapors. Employees who work in chemical manufacturing or work with bio-hazardous materials (such as patient blood) are vulnerable to this hazard.
The final common hazard is intense light or other radiation, common in welding, soldering or laser work. The intense energy from these beams can cause serious eye damage.
If you have been injured at the workplace and your employer failed to provide the proper safety equipment, you may be entitled to a settlement. Call 908-248-4404 today for a free consultation with an experienced work injury lawyer in New Jersey.