Protective gear is vital to any industry, but especially those working manual labor. Employees that engaged in high-risk labor with safety requirements, rely on you to prioritize the need to protect their hearing and vision. At Hughes we offer many different types of eye and ear protective options. 3M has a variety of safety goggles that offer different sizes and designs to help you meet both the needs of eyewear safety and compliance, as well as the unique styles and features that workers request. But, why is protective gear so important? Read on to find why.
Occupational hearing loss is a serious workplace issue. According to the Center for Disease Control and Protection: “Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million exposed to ototoxic chemicals. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker’s compensation for hearing loss disability”.
If your employees are not protecting their ears while working than they are at risk of suffering hearing loss. Hughes has partnered with 3M™ to produce some of the most recognized protection on the market. The E-A-R™ hearing products have an extensive line of ear protection. Considering that four million workers go to work every day in damaging noise, it is essential to protect your employees. If you are a business owner and do not provide the proper earware to protect your employees then you may be susceptible to worker compensation lawsuits. The CDC estimates worker’s compensation for hearing loss disability costs $242 million annually in the United States. Don’t take the risk.
Protective eyewear is also essential for some distribution center employees. From dust particles to hazardous material exposure, safety eyewear saves the vision of many workers each day. Protecting your employee’s eyes with eyewear can prevent common injuries, in fact safety experts and eye doctors say wearing proper eye protection can prevent 90% of eye injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment each day. Supplying protective eyewear for your employees can potentially save them from an avoidable accident.
Another issue that workers face is that they are wearing improper eyewear. At Hughes, we offer over twenty different types of eye protection products and safety goggles. Our premium eyewear will protect your employees from projectiles, chemicals, radiation and any other potential harm. 3M’s full-line of Eye Protection Products feature solutions that help reduce hazardous material exposures by providing lightweight, safe, comfortable and easy-to-use protection.
When choosing hearing and eyewear protection products, choose a respected and trusted leader in the safety products industry. Working very closely with each of our customers, Hughes strives to find the right solution for your packaging needs. Providing top of the line service for over 50 years, Hughes consistently earns high marks from our customers for meeting and exceeding their expectations every day. Contact us to provide the right protection for your employees today!