Institute a “Protect Your Eyes Day” For Your Workplace
Written by Teresa on January 27, 2015Posted In: Info
The early development of cataracts is a big concern for technologists. In recent years, studies have shown just how sensitive the human eye is to radiation. It's imperative that technologists take the initiative to find the right eye protection from x-rays. However, sometimes the daily grind prevents some workers from taking the time to make sure the protective x-ray eyewear they're donning is the right fit. This is why you should consider instituting a "Protect Your Eyes Day" at your facility. Rather than just waiting for the right time to find radiation glasses, set aside a designated day for all workers that are exposed to radiation to figure out the best protection that fits their specific needs.
Know the Dangers of Cataracts
In the last few years, we've gained a better understanding of the dangers that radiation poses to the eyes. The threshold of the human eye is much lower than industry experts previously considered to be acceptable. If proper protection isn't worn by workers exposed to radiation, cataracts develop at a much younger age and accelerate at a rapid pace. This paradigm shift to lower radiation thresholds for the human eye has prompted technologists to be more vigilant in their use of x-ray eye protection.
Pick Your Superior Level of Protection
The good news is that today's protective eyewear is safer, more comfortable and even more stylish than ever before. There are many different styles of protective eyewear to choose from. From technologists who wear prescription glasses to those who only wear contacts, there are protective radiation glasses specifically for every type of technologist. Techno-Aide's catalogue of radiation safety glasses are so popular because they are lightweight, sturdy, comfortable and most importantly, offer a superior level of eye protection to technologists.
Create a Safer Work Environment
And this brings us back to your workplace. Consider taking the lead on protective eyewear for your technologists and initiating a "Protect Your Eyes Day". Your technologists can be fitted and try on different types of glasses to see which are right for them. You'd be surprised at the number of workers who neglect to update their protective eyewear simply because they just don't know what to buy. By taking the initiative and having a day to focus on eye protection, you'll be ensuring that your workplace is safer and more informed about the dangers of radiation exposure to the eyes.
Save your technologists the task of setting aside their own time to find proper eye protection and designate a special day for learning about cataract development and, more importantly, finding the right pair of radiation safety glasses for them. It's both an efficient and responsible way to get your staff protected from the dangers of radiation exposure to the eye. Come visit Techno-Aide's website to view all of our cutting edge x-ray protective eyewear.