• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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Are you aware that March is known as Workplace Eye Wellness Month? For blue-collar business owners, this is a pretty exciting and important month to recognize. Eye injuries in the workplace are quite common – did you know that according to data by Prevent Blindness America, an eye injury happens every 43 seconds in the United States? That’s some serious CT insurance for business risk!

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Are you ready to brush up on eye safety tips? Let’s get started…

•    Always provide the proper eyewear to employees who need it. Purchase quality gear!

•    Train incoming and even current employees on how to properly use machinery, tools and more. This may reduce the chance of an accident significantly. You should also train them on how to properly use eye protection. This means making sure their goggles or glasses fit properly and comfortably.

•    Provide an eyewash station onsite.

•    Replace all eyewear that is worn down, damaged, cracked, etc.

•    Wash eye gear regularly to improve visibility and reduce dust and other harmful particles that may linger.

•    Offer vision coverage to your employees. This may make them much more likely to have their eyes checked annually to keep up with health.

As you can see, there are plenty of safety measures that may help both you and your employees reduce the risk of eye injuries significantly. If you are interested in learning more, you should check out the official Prevent Blindness America website.

As  your CT insurance agency, we feel inclined to let you know that maintaining a safe work environment may also result in less workers compensation claims over the course of a year. If this is the case, your premium will remain low. The fewer claims made, the lower your premium will remain! What is better than that?