Tool Talk Safety – Eye Protection

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♦ You must take reasonable care of your own safety and the safety of others.
♦ You have a legal obligation to use eye protection provided in accordance with the
regulations, and you should never enter an area where eye protection is required
unless wearing such.
♦ Ensure eye protection provided fits you comfortably and is suitable for the job.
♦ Look after any eye protection provided. Keep them clean and report any damaged,
lost or unserviceable eye protection immediately.
♦ Even if not carrying out a task with an obvious eye hazard, you may be at risk from
others nearby. Always have your eye protection with you and if any doubt – wear it!
♦ Eye protection only works when worn over the eyes – it is useless worn over the
head or around the neck.
♦ Never watch any welding processes unless wearing suitable eye protection.
♦ Should you get something in your eye, or receive any sort of eye injury, then get a
trained first aider to look at it.
♦ Always consider eye protection when compressed air, hazardous substances,
cartridge fired tools, power tools, power washers, hand tools such as chisels, etc,
are in use.

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