Last updated: August 2, 2018

What Does Glare Mean?

Glare is a reflection of light that can create eye strain, impede vision, and make the surface the light is reflected on more difficult to see.

When the glare creates a workplace hazard, the light source can be controlled to limit the amount of glare.

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Safeopedia Explains Glare

Glare can be caused by a variety of different light sources, including sunlight, lamps, and overhead lights.

Glare is a common consideration in office settings, where it can occur not only on computer monitors but also on polished surfaces in the work area.

Light causing glare can be controlled by using blinds, dimmer switches, repositioning lights, installing barriers, or using light diffusers. Painting the walls of the workplace with non-reflective paint can also limit the amount of glare.


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