How common are work-related eye injuries?
- 2000 eye injuries occur every day at work in the US.
- Construction workers have one of the highest eye injury rates.
- Particles of dust, metal, wood, slag, drywall, cement etc. are the most common source of eye injury to carpenters.
- Even “minor” eye injuries can cause life-long vision problems and suffering a simple scratch from sawdust, cement, or drywall can cause corneal erosion that is recurrently painful.
The easiest way to prevent an eye injury is to always wear protective eyewear.