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As we have learnt in Chapter 4 under legislation, all employers and self-employed people must assess hazards and risks to eyes and vision. Monitoring exposure and performing medical surveillance on all employees exposed to visual risks is essential . In addition to these legal requirements, the employer or self-employed person must identify and demarcate zones where risks to the eyes are possible and where personal protective devices for the eyes is required. The employer or self-employed person must limit exposure in these risk zones and control exposure, these actions are all detailed in the various regulations such as the Hazardous Chemical Regulations, Hazardous Biological Regulations, Driven Machinery Regulations and Construction Regulations. For this reason it is important that vision screeners / technicians understand what is meant by the terms used and the role they play in the protection programmes.