OSHIFY Corporation v2.0
Centralized Hazard Control-OSHIFY v2.0

Eye Protection

  1. Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to establish guidelines and requirements for the use of eye protection in the workplace to prevent eye injuries.

  1. Scope:

This program applies to all employees, contractors, and visitors who may be exposed to potential eye hazards in the workplace.

  1. Responsibilities:

a. Management is responsible for providing appropriate eye protection, ensuring that it is used properly, and monitoring compliance with this program.

b. Employees are responsible for wearing appropriate eye protection and reporting any hazards or incidents that may lead to eye injuries.

c. Safety personnel are responsible for conducting regular hazard assessments, identifying potential eye hazards, and recommending appropriate eye protection.

  1. Eye Protection Requirements:

a. Eye protection is required when there is a potential for eye injury due to:

i. Flying debris, particles, or dust

ii. Chemicals or other hazardous materials

iii. Radiant energy, such as welding, cutting, or laser operations

iv. Intense light or heat

v. Infections or exposure to bodily fluids

b. Eye protection must be selected based on the specific hazards present in the workplace and must meet applicable ANSI/ISEA standards.

c. Employees must wear eye protection whenever they are in areas where eye hazards exist, even if they are only passing through the area.

d. Prescription lenses alone are not considered sufficient eye protection. Employees who wear prescription glasses must wear approved eye protection over their glasses.

e. Employees who require corrective lenses must wear approved eye protection that accommodates the use of their corrective lenses.

f. Eye protection must be maintained in good condition, and any damaged or broken eye protection must be replaced immediately.

  1. Training:

a. All employees who may be exposed to potential eye hazards must receive training on this program and on the proper use and maintenance of eye protection.

b. Training must be provided initially and annually thereafter or whenever there is a change in the work environment or hazards.

c. Training must include information on the hazards present in the workplace, the types of eye protection available, and the proper use and maintenance of eye protection.

  1. Recordkeeping:

a. Records of training must be kept on file for each employee.

b. Records of eye injuries and incidents must be maintained and investigated to determine the cause and to identify opportunities for improvement.

  1. Enforcement:

a. Non-compliance with this program may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

b. Employees who observe unsafe conditions or practices must report them to their supervisor immediately.

c. Management will take prompt action to correct any unsafe conditions or practices.

  1. Program Review:

This program will be reviewed annually by the safety department to ensure its effectiveness and to identify opportunities for improvement.