OHS Canada Magazine

eye protection

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Laser Eye Safety

    May 24, 2019 by Glyn Jones

    Lasers beams and laser devices are in use in thousands of workplaces every day in Canada. Are you working with lasers? The term “laser” conjures up images of science fiction weapons used to vaporize the enemy or high-tech applications used

  • Primary and Secondary Defences Against Eye Injuries

    May 22, 2019 by Jean Lian

    Eye injuries cover a gamut of afflictions that range from computer vision syndrome to penetration by foreign objects like flying debris from a moving tool in a workshop. According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, more than 10,000 Ontarians

  • Overtime Hazmat

    The Limitations of Water Washing for Managing Corrosive Chemical Injuries

    May 22, 2019 by David Wootten

    Chemical-exposure injuries occur far too often in workplaces across Canada. There are almost 50 fatalities every year as a result of short and long-term exposure to aggressive chemicals in the workplace. In fact, Canada averages about 2,500 lost-time claims per

  • Global emergency eyewash and showers market to grow 6.44% from 2017-2021

    November 26, 2018 by OHS

    DUBLIN (October 10, 2017) — The global emergency eyewash and showers market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.44% during the period 2017-2021. Global Emergency Eyewash and Showers Market 2017-2021 was prepared based on

  • Location, Location, Location

    November 26, 2018 by Jean Lian

    Looking at the space configuration and proximity to hazardous substances are key considerations when determining the best location for installing an emergency shower or eyewash. The greater the danger of contamination, the closer the emergency shower and eyewash should be

  • Common Reasons for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Station Non-compliance

    November 26, 2018 by EmergencyShowers.com

    Industrial and chemical workplaces are required, by law, to meet all safety expectations and take the necessary precautions to ensure that the work environment reflects the industry. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) outlines requirements specifically for the placement, installation

  • Partners in Eye Protection

    November 26, 2018 by Jeff Cottrill

    Safety glasses can protect a worker’s eyes, but protective eyewear is not foolproof. When blinding dust or chemicals get into a worker’s eye, eyewash stations and emergency showers are needed to decontaminate a worker’s eyes or body immediately. “We hope

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Vision Protection for All Seasons

    March 13, 2018 by Jean Lian

    Summer may seem like a universe away as we trudge through the tail end of winter, but the inexorable tide of seasons will bring much-needed vitamin D to our system sooner than we think. And when summer showers its glorious

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    All Eyes on Eyes

    March 13, 2018 by Greg Burchell

    As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is certainly the case when it comes to protecting an organ as fragile as the eyes from hazards at work. The best prevention is to

  • Overtime Health & Safety

    Keeping Eye Injuries at Bay

    March 13, 2018 by Jean Lian

    Eye injuries are not only common, but also costly. In addition to resulting in time loss from work and increased workers’ compensation premiums, it also takes a toll on one’s functionality and quality of life. Every day in Canada, 700

  • Product Health & Safety

    Uvex Hydroshield™ Anti-fog lens coating now available

    March 6, 2017 by Honeywell Industrial Safety

    SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 6, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has expanded the number of eye protection products available with Uvex HydroShield™ anti-fog lens coating by seven new offerings, due to popular demand. The unrivaled performance of HydroShield