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The most common causes of eye injury on the job site

For those working a trade, picking up an eye injury is the most likely way you are going to get hurt on the site. Our IC Safety Glasses will prevent that.

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Safety glasses for remote workers prevent injury - and compensation claims

More and more Australian employees are working from home or other remote locations, across a whole range of industries. New statistics reveal that almost 50 per cent of Australian employees work remotely for at least half of the week while more than two-thirds work at least one a day a week outside the officeThe rise of the remote worker is all well and good, but what are an employers' legal obligations, especially when it comes to safety?There are many legal precedents to be aware of. In Van Wessam v Entertainment Outlet Pty Ltd in New South Wales, a contractor was...

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The real cost of not wearing safe eye wear at work

  Steve is a friend of ours here at New Eye Company.He is a careful and diligent worker and a terrific bloke, we love his company.One day, while working on the job site, Steve was talking to a colleague when he turned his head. He didn't see the dangling crane hook until it collided with his head.Steve was wearing a hard hat which could well have saved him from catastrophic head trauma. His eye protection was not as comprehensive.The collision cause enormous damage to Steve's left eye, which required medical attention and hospitalisation. Thankfully, Steve recovered from his incident and...

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Trouble seeing in the distance? You might be short sighted

Did you know that about 15 per cent of Australians has myopia or short-sightedness?You could well be one of those people and not even know it. This is a condition where the light is focused in front of the retina and can cause blurriness when trying to look at things in the distance.Typically, your sight will be fine for objects close by but the ones on the horizon will present challenges.This can present several hazards, like not being able to clearly make out road signs and other important markings. Left untreated, myopia can progress and make it even harder to...

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Eye injuries in Australia and how to prevent them

Did you know 86,602 Australians suffered eye injuries between 2010 and 2015? The Federal Government released its Eye injuries in Australia report this year which highlighted this statistic.Of those people, two-thirds were male and 51,778 needed to hospital care for their affliction. With summer fast approaching, it is the time of year that we play competitive and social sport, dust off the old fishing tackle, take to the open road on our bikes, hike trails through the gorgeous Australian bush and a range of other recreational activities. This can lead to all manner of risks that can cause eye injuries....

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