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Top five industries with high risks for eye injuries

Does the industry you work in affect your eyesight and eyes? According to Damion Wasylow5  the following five industries pose the greatest risk to eyes:

Construction/ Carpentry/ Mining

Workers on construction sites operate a variety of dangerous tools such as sanders, grinders, lathes, welding machines and drills any of which could pose a threat to the eyes. In addition to blunt force or penetrating trauma to the eyes, there are risks from debris in the air such as sawdust, metal filings, cement dust and chips and chemicals which can cause serious eye damage. 

Manufacturing

Workers in manufacturing, like construction operate a variety of dangerous tools such as sanders, grinders, lathes, welding machines  and drills any of which could pose a threat to the eyes. In addition to blunt force or penetrating trauma to the eyes, there are risks from debris in the air such as sawdust, metal filings, cement dust and chips and chemicals which can cause serious eye damage. 

Automotive Industry

Eye injuries are common in auto repair shops. Many mechanics don’t wear eye protection. Sparks from saw blades, airborne metals from bench grinders and exposure to welding torches can all lead to serious eye injuries. A study on injuries to auto service technicians published by the BLS reported, “Eye injuries accounted for 7.8 percent of injuries to mechanics, compared with just 2.8 percent among all occupations5.” 

Agriculture/ farming

Workers in the agricultural sector operate a variety of dangerous tools such as chainsaws, axes, picks, drills and lists of mechanical equipment any of which could pose a threat to the eyes. In addition to blunt force or penetrating trauma to the eyes, there are risks from debris in the air such as sawdust, metal filings, cement dust and chips and chemicals which can cause serious eye damage. 

Office Work

The biggest eye safety risk in an office comes from the blue light (digital glare) emitted from computer screens. Excessive exposure to blue light can lead to digital eye strain and retina damage5. Office workers spend long periods of uninterrupted time in front of digital screens – and often multiple screens – blue light exposure levels increase each year.