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Title: Eye Accidents In Industries
Original caption: Eye accidents in Industry. From a skilled workman to a blind beggar. He took a chance! Largely because both employers and workmen take chances. There are nearly 200,000 accidents to the eyes in the United States industries every year. In one county in Ohio one eye is lost every eleven days. Do you know the methods for reducing hazards in your industry or trade? Are you using them?

He may get the dirt or chip out but he also may start infection from his soiled hands, handkerchief, dirty match or toothpick. Then disease results and the eye may be lost. Dust chips, etc. should be removed by the company doctor if there is one. If not your foreman should use only the first aid kit. Wideawake employers provide proper aids. Wideawake employees use them.

some industrial hazards to eyesight. Flying sparks or splashing molten metal. Flying bits from chipping castings and from using battered tools. Unprotected emery wheels. Injurious light rays from high temperature wielding. Steam hot water or broken glass from bursting gauge. Acid burns and chemical explosions. Accidents from these causes are preventable.

Goggles vs. Blindness. These men refused to be bothered with goggles. Goggles and helmets prevent injury to furnace men, welders, etc. exposed to intense and injurious light rays. You can soon get used to goggles. But you cant get used to blindness!

Bad lighting may permanently injure the sight of workers. lessens efficiency and reduces the output. greatly increases the chances of accident. Good lighting means sufficient light well distributed and without glare, employers who do not provide good light are wasteful, workers who use poor lighting are reckless.
Creator: n/a
Date: November 1916
Format: Poster
Publication: Second Annual Report of the National Commitee for the Prevention of Blindness
Publisher: National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, New York
Source: Mount Holyoke College Library
Location: p.26
Keywords: Accident; Advocacy; Blind; Industry; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Prevention; Public Health; Safety; Sensory Disability; Service Organizations; Work
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

Objects From This Artifact:
- Bad Lighting May Permanently Injure The Sight Of Workers (still)
- Eye Accidents In Industries (still)
- From A Skilled Workman To A Blind Beggar (still)
- Goggles Vs. Blindness (still)
- He May Get The Dirt Or Chip Out (still)
- Some Industrial Hazards To Eyesight (still)