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Document ID (ISN)62950
CIS number 94-1608
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Griffith G.A.P., Jones N.P.
Title Eye injury and eye protection: A survey of the chemical industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.44, No.1, p.37-40. 10 ref.
Abstract In a population of 62,839 chemical industry workers studied for one month (approximately 10 million man-hours), 60 eye injuries (45.1% of all eye injuries) were caused by chemicals (eye injury incidence 11.4 per 1,000 employees per year). Six patients (10%) required hospital attention; no sight-threatening injuries occurred. It is recognized that most of these injuries are avoidable. Eye protectors were not a requirement in some situations where injury occurred, were not used where specified in some cases, and in others failed to prevent injury even when worn. This low incidence of injury can be further reduced by appropriate selection and wear of protectors, by education and by legislation.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; eye injuries; face and eye protection
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; harmful substances; list of chemical substances; questionnaire survey; safety and health training; personal protective equipment; safety spectacles; frequency rates; first aid
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Face and eye protection