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Eye protection is a necessity in places where one cannot escape hazards. Mainly the jobs that involve heavy-duty tasks, it is essential to provide workers with all the necessary protection at hand.
However, handing your employees their prescription safety glasses and teaching them about its importance is not enough. They should also be taught how to look after it and maintain it properly since that is the only wall of protection formed between themselves and a severe injury. It is not just a tool but critical apparel for workplaces.
Employing these simple maintenance and care habits can ascertain that they last longer, so have a look at our care tips as follows:
1. Clean your glasses on a regular basis
Cleaning your glasses is the most basic care tip anyone can give you, but while doing so, it's also essential to do it the right way. Wash them under lukewarm water to remove debris and dry them off with a soft cloth that won't scratch the glasses. Also, remove the dust that could have accumulated during the day you can spray with a can of compressed air to remove dust particles from your glasses.
2. Get the right protective case for storing your safety glasses
The case serves to protect your protective glasses when you are not using them and prevent it from accumulating dust or debris that could lead to premature degradation of your eyewear. However, it is very common for most people to put their glasses at random places without caring much. Getting over this habit and keeping your protective eyewear at a safer place like a case prevents any small abrasions and marks from damaging the lens of your eyewear. And for added protection, getting an additional anti-scratch coating will ensure a scratch-free polycarbonate lens.
3. Invest in any anti-fog solution
Nothing could be more dangerous than safety glasses that end up fogging up while working in a hazardous environment. Make an affordable investment and buy an anti-fog solution for your safety glasses, which will effectively clear your foggy glasses while you are working.
Since safety glasses are usually covered from all sides, they might turn foggy in some cases. When you are working in a whether when it's freezing outside, your glasses are more prone to get foggy, so to resolve this, buy yourself an anti-fog solution, which will help the glasses stay free of fog and enable you to use them without any interruptions.
4. Handle them carefully while wearing
Little things do matter a lot, like habits of carefully taking off your eyewear using both your hands, ensuring that it won't let the earpiece or the temples bend out of shape. The way you put your safety glasses on and off tells a lot about how long they are going to last. Another common mistake people make is they slide their glasses on top of their heads when not using. This results in loss of the grip of your frame; it ends up misaligning the temples from their original direction. Avoid using your prescription safety glasses recklessly and be more careful while using for them to last long.
5. Always use a microfiber cloth to clean
While you clean your safety glasses, avoid making use of any cloth with rough bristles, that would cause abrasions or small marks on the lens surface. Such clothes include napkins, tissues, or towels. Rinsing with such cloth can damage the surface of your protective eyewear. Keep your eyeglasses in the most optimum manner by using a microfiber cloth to clean the lenses. With that, choosing the appropriate solvents to clean lenses is also vital, avoid using alcohol or spit, which are quite tough to clean, leaving steaks of themselves. The most effective way to clean it is to rinse it underwater and dry it with a microfiber cloth.
6. Inspect them daily
Inspecting your PPE before and after use should be every employee's habit. Look for holes, punctures, and cuts, and even embedded foreign objects. It is not very easy to spot when something hits your eye protection while working, so a regular inspection will confirm if anything is compromised your PPE's strength and adherence.
7. Replace your eyewear whenever necessary
Using damaged or scratched safety glasses will do more harm than good and poses a safety hazard. A damaged PPE is more dangerous than not wearing safety eyewear at all. The damaged or scratched lenses, impair your vision and put more strain on your eyes, which causes eye health issues. Make sure you replace them as soon as you find out that they have been damaged.
As mentioned above, these habits will keep your prescription safety glasses in a top-notch condition for a more extended period and save you money and time.
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