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Partnership Aims to Reduce Workplace Eye Injuries

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Safety eyewear maker Sperian Protection and Prevent Blindness America have teamed up to help reduce workplace eye injuries and promote a culture of safety.

Together, the manufacturer and nonprofit organization say they plan to “develop an innovative nationwide safety leadership program to educate and certify workers, empowering them with the skills they need to promote safe working conditions among their peers.”

Prevent Blindness America and Sperian recently concluded an in-depth study of workplace safety programs, interviewing more than 200 safety directors in North America and evaluating various types of safety programs.

They reported that promoting proper eye protection was an important first step in creating a successful culture of safety and that peer-to-peer education was a key factor in improving compliance. Results of the groundbreaking study will help shape the innovative programs that Uvex and Prevent Blindness America will introduce, the company and organization said.

“The vast majority of eye injuries are preventable by wearing the proper safety eyewear,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “It is our shared belief with Sperian that, by employing a radically new approach to compliance, we can achieve a significantly lower number of workplace eye injuries each year. We are excited to work closely with Sperian to make this vision a reality.”

A spokesman for Sperian, which makes the Uvex brand of safety and protective eyewear, said the company would “develop creative solutions to inspire safety among workers in every industry.”

“Sperian understands the unique demands on safety directors and is committed to helping them improve compliance among their workforce,” said David Iannelli, senior product manager for Uvex brand products.

 

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; Protective clothing

Comment from Doug Driscoll, (3/5/2010, 10:38 AM)

Prescription lenses should be made more affordable for insert frames to enhance a culture of eye safety.


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