Safety eyewear is not a matter of choice in B.C. – it’s the law.
As mandated by the WorkSafe BC “a worker must wear properly fitting safety eyewear appropriate to the conditions of the workplace if handling or exposed to materials which are likely to injure or irritate the eyes.”
Mandatory workplace regulations also state “properly fitting safety eyewear appropriate to the conditions of the workplace must be worn if a worker has 20/200 or less vision in either eye, or is blind in either eye, or is working on or testing electrical equipment energized at a potential greater than 30 volts.”
Prescription safety eyewear must meet the requirements of CSA. If there is a risk of face injury, suitable face protection must also be worn.
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