Eye Safety at Home
While many people think eye injuries only happen in industrial settings – where machines or chemicals are involved – in reality, more than two thirds of eye injuries occur outside of a work setting.
In addition to always wearing sunglasses, protective goggles or other eyewear, Canadians can follow the tips below to help protect their eyes from common hazards at home.
• Read and follow instructions when using chemicals
• Point spray nozzles away from you
• Use grease shields on frying pans
• Turn your face away when uncorking soda or champagne style bottles
• Pick up rocks and stones before mowing the lawn
• Trim low-hanging branches on trees in your yard
• Teach children how to safely handle knives, scissors and pencils
• Keep harsh chemicals, spray cans and glues out of a child’s reach