Protect Your Eyes When Using Tools

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Protect Your Eyes When Using Tools

When dealing with wire installation tools, it is important to protect yourself. You are mistaken if you think a hand tool cannot bring damage to your face. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) about 1,000 eye injuries happen in American workplaces each day. And about 70 percent of eye injuries on the job are caused by flying particles in which the particles are smaller than a pin head. When tugging on wires there is plenty of opportunity for your eyes to become injured. Make sure you wear eyewear that meets American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and OSHA requirements so you know you are being well protected. About 90 percent of eye injuries can be avoided with proper eye wear, according to OSHA.

Klein Tools sells special eye wear that meets all ANSI and OSHA requirements. And with the contemporary designs out today, wearing protective eye wear can be stylish, too. Here is what a pair of protective glasses can do for you:

  • Anti-fog coating to keep your lenses from fogging up when you work
  • Anti-scratch coating to prevent scratching on your lenses
  • Protection from UVA and UVB radiation
  • Clear peripheral vision
  • A frame and lens ventilation channel reduces moisture build up and fogging
  • Brow guard for impact energy absorption
  • Unobstructed vision
  • Side shield
  • Universal molded-in nose piece
  • Brown tint for outdoor use
  • Choice of color



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