A recent OSHA study revealed that 90% of all workplace eye injuries are completely preventable. Never underestimate the power of a robust PPE program. Safety eyewear will boost your workers' productivity, reduce your liability, and cut back on sick days. More importantly, it demonstrates that you truly care about your employees, and nothing earns employee loyalty as effectively as that. You expect your staff to be hardworking and dedicated, but those values don't come without investment. A safe workplace should be right at the top of your to-do list, and PPE is at the core of that priority.
How Safety Glasses Improve Workplace Efficiency
Safety eyewear protects the eyes from sparks, flying debris, abrasives, and chemical splashes. PPE can also reduce glare and blue light, so don't assume it's reserved for industrial environments. It can boost productivity in office workers, too, particularly if your staff are in front of computers eight hours a day. It's also perfect for those who perform fine welding work.
A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that safety lenses are a crucial part of business success. Three in five eye injuries caused by impact and sparks can be prevented, so the biggest brand titans in the world have robust eye safety programs targeted at reducing injuries. Walmart and Bridge Safety Vision are doing their part through the Bridge Safety Vision program—an online payment card system that makes it easier than ever to access all the right prescription glasses.
Bridge's Walmart partnership is a simple way for employers to ensure that every worker can access safety glasses that address their unique workplace hazards. All it takes is five minutes. Our online system lets you specify your budgetary constraints and hazard protection requirements. Once your form is complete, we'll send your staff a digital payment card, and their nearest Walmart will do the rest. Walmart's vision centers will assist your workers with their prescriptions, fit, and ANSI lenses. There's no easier way to handle your safety eyewear.
How Prescription Glasses Can Save You Money
Eye injuries aren't just life-altering. They're expensive as well. Every year, they cost hundreds of millions of dollars in production losses, medical bills, compensation, and sick leave. The stress and trauma of an injury can't be monetized, but it can be prevented. Every fiscally-responsible employer must do everything necessary to prevent workplace accidents. Prescription safety glasses do more than just save you a fortune in injuries, though. Their lenses can accept prescriptions, so they can replace your staff's everyday spectacles.
Running a PPE program is time-consuming. You must identify the hazards each employee faces, create a budget, and attach the correct PPE to each employment role. That's before you spend days on safety glasses fittings, prescriptions, and payments. Bridge Safety Vision replaces all that hard work with a simple and efficient program that takes much of the work out of your hands.
The Causes of Eye Injuries
Outdated PPE programs can lead to a host of injuries caused by:
Prescription safety glasses can prevent every one of those injuries. Your staff simply cannot produce excellent results if they're working in fear. Failing to address the consequences of hazardous environments is not just negligent but against the law. OSHA regulations demand a forward-facing PPE solution. It's easy to earn loyalty. Just show your employees that you care.
Safety Glasses Address Two Important Problems
These everyday irritations are easy to prevent with the right glasses or goggles. More severe injuries can be even more detrimental to output. It's impossible to achieve beautiful results with the double vision and severe headaches serious eye injuries cause. Symptoms like torn eyelids, pulsing brow pain, and visual disturbances are as harmful to quality of life as they are work quality.
Why Prescriptions Matter
Seventy-five percent of adults need prescription lenses, so every effective PPE program must make room for them. Workers can't tolerate chaotic environments without 20/20 vision, so non-prescription PPE can cause a host of injuries that are completely unrelated to the eyes. Vision is the single most important sense for workplace safety. It prevents accidents caused by impact blows, chemical splashes, and burns. All of these incidents can affect more than just vision, so don't think of your safety glasses as mere eye protection. They're so much more.
Injuries translate into sick days and even lost workers. They extend work hours and result in expensive overtime. When employees are having to reduce their hours as a result of workplace disabilities, the emotional stress has its own secondary effects on their work quality. Employers must also cover legal claims, fees, and medical bills, so the dollars you save by not buying prescription safety glasses are more expensive than you might think.
A prescription safety glasses program is surprisingly easy to implement. With Bridge Safety Vision and Walmart Vision Centers at your side, you can run a hands-free program that requires little more than a few minutes. There really is a solution that can protect eyes, work quality, and paychecks simultaneously. That's why successful businesses choose Bridge every day.
Peace of Mind through PPE
You don't have to break the bank to run an efficient safety glasses program. We'll help you to access quality products at an affordable price so that your workers can finally have peace of mind. You can't earn loyalty with disloyalty. Prove to your staff that you care about their health, and they'll reward you with faithful and devoted work. Bridge Safety Vision is ready to assist.