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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Wear Eye Protection

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All Mines
Category: General Safety

Wear Eye Protection

A survey of road construction safety leaders estimated that eye protection was being used only half the time it was needed. The same survey said the number one barrier to wearing safety glasses/ goggles was "employers don't require/enforce usage".

We all know that eye injuries can occur at any time in the mining industry. We don't need to be told to wear proper eye protection. They are our eyes and it is our job to take care of them.

Issued: 09/09/2005
Tag # AP2005-89676

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to
Randy K. Logsdon of Vulcan Materials Co.
whose article in the Sept. 1, 2001 edition of Rock Products
provided the basis for this TIP.

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