How would life be like if you felt as though you could never fully catch your breath?
800,000 Eye Injuries Occur Annually, 90% are Preventable
Unfortunately, eye-related injuries are a very common incident. Averagely, 800,000 eye injuries happened on the job yearly, including 36,000 that occurred during time off from work. However, the eye health and safety organization Prevent Blindness America has stated that 90% of all eye injuries can be avoided by wearing appropriate eye protection. Some typical causes of workplace related eye injuries are chemical burns, cuts, lacerations, and punctures. Workers from the industries of production, transportation and service have a higher risk to be involved in eye injuries due to their nature of work.
Statistics on Occupational Injuries from Electrical Incidents
In 2021, the average number of electrical accidents in Malaysia is at 52 cases yearly. According to the Energy Commission (EC), the majority of these accidents were contributed by the usage and handling of uncertified and faulty electrical appliances. We feel sorrowful for the recent electrocuted incident that happened to a 21-year-old worker on Aug 5, 2022.
Safety apparel, also known as protective clothing, is one of the needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. The clothing is intended to provide protection and to reduce risk of accidents to the wearer when performing their tasks.
Safety is paramount. Paramount, which means important than anything else and why is that? Can you imagine one day, leaving your family for work in the morning, they are at home waiting and hoping you would return home safely but you didn’t make it to home but ended up in the hospital instead? Or worse maybe?