Although eye injuries can happen anywhere, even at home, the construction site is a high risk work environment and may present an increased risk to our eyes due to the construction processes, tools, dust etc.

One of the ways to protect your eyes is with personal protective equipment such as safety goggles or safety glasses. On the construction site, this should always be the last resort, when removing the hazard completely is not possible. If the risk cannot be completely removed, it should be minimised and employers must provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for employees to prevent eye damage.

Workers also need to receive the necessary training to ensure they know how to utilise PPE correctly and general construction safety training to ensure they know how to work safely on a construction site. Find out more at

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