Workplace eye protection includes safety spectacles, goggles, welding shields and face shields. When selecting eye protection, consider the ability to protect against specific workplace hazards, proper fit and comfort, the ability to provide unrestricted vision and movement, and durability. The eye protection should also not restrict the functioning of any other PPE.
You need eyewear protection at work in the following circumstances; when there are such projectiles present as dust, concrete , metal, wood, chemical splashes and fumes, radiation such as visible light, ultraviolet radiation, laser light and infrared radiation, bloodborne pathogens from blood and body fluids.
There are some work settings that have multiple eye hazards. If your work area has such flying hazards as dust, concrete, and other particles you need to wear safety glasses with side covers. Googles must be worn by anyone working with chemicals. Special purpose safety goggles, face shields or helmets must be worn by anyone working in the vicinity of hazardous radiation.
As an employer, you need to put in place certain practices in order to safeguard the eyesight of your employees. You should conduct an eye hazard assessment of the workplace. Where possible, remove all eye hazards from the workplace. Make sure that you have all of the appropriate safety eyewear available for your employees.