Incident alert

LOCATION:
QUARRY
ACTIVITY:
MAINTENANCE & HOUSEKEEPING
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
18/09/2012
INCIDENT No:
00339

TITLE
Eye Protection
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Two recent incidents occurred when employees got foreign objects in their eyes due to the work they were carrying out. One was clearing a chute and the other using a hand grinder.

Although, the company's mandatory light eye protection was worn on both occasions, it was not adequate for the tasks being carried out.
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
There are numerous types of eye protection including:
• Visors, Clear and tinted
• Goggles
• Close fitting light eye protection
• Impact resistant
• Chemical resistant
• Combined eye and respiratory protection

and to select the correct type it is necessary to ensure
- your task or area is properly assessed
- you identify the correct eye protection is selected for the hazard.

Has an assessment been made to identify if some areas of a site require specific mandatory eye protection to be worn i.e. Goggles?

(PPE is a last resort, and should be used in conjunction with other control measures).

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