Annually, over 70, 000 citizens develop eye injuries at work in the United States alone. That costs employers $300 million and 17, 000 missed workdays every year, but most incidents are completely preventable. Studies show that 90% of workplace eye injuries could have been avoided with the correct safety eyewear, so your choice in safety glasses has a direct impact on your business' capacity to thrive. Still, the safety glasses market can be difficult to navigate. There are thousands of options and brands available today, so it can be difficult to establish quality. That's where OSHA and ANSI come in. Both organizations have developed a set of manufacturing standards to light your way.