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Brett Better Wear Those Safety Glasses: Favre Returns to NFL & Colbert Threatens to Poke Out His Eye!

August 19, 2010

Stephen Colbert, in discussing Brett Favre's most recent return to playing for the NFL, threatened to "stab him in the eye with a broken broom handle."  Although this was, of course, said in jest, it brings up an important point:  most eye injuries can be prevented.

According to Prevent Blindness:

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than
2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries
require one or more missed workdays to recover from. Of the total
amount of work-related injuries, 10-20 % will cause temporary or
permanent vision loss.

Experts believe that the right eye protection
could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of eye injuries
in accidents.

Common causes for eye injuries are:

  • Flying objects (bits of metal, glass)
  • Tools
  • Particles
  • Chemicals
  • Harmful radiation
  • Any combination of these or other hazards

There are three things you can do to help prevent an eye injury

  • Know the eye safety dangers at work-complete an eye hazard assessment
  • Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens, or other engineering controls)
  • Use proper eye protection.

You should wear safety eyewear whenever there is a chance of eye injury.
Anyone working in or passing through areas that pose eye hazards should
wear protective eyewear.

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Well Brett, welcome back to the NFL.  As a long time Packer Backer and fan of yours, I suggest you keep away from Colbert.  In the meantime, Brett, drop me a line at OCLI, and I will send you a free pair of safety glasses!!

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