Health and safety relates to a set if policies and actions designed protect you from possible damage and to reduce the risk of injures. When it comes to vision health and safety this advice, guidance and information is especially important because eyes are very sensitive and an injury may lead to loss of sight.
Have a clear action plan in case an incident has happened. Every eye injury should be taken with the upmost seriousness and often having procedures in place can prevent further damage.
A. In case of foreign objects Seek medical attention and never rub the eye. If no immediate medical personal is available, try to pull the upper eyelid down over the lower lid and let the lower eyelashes sweep away the foreign object.
B. A cut around the eye Seek medical attention and bandage the area without leveraging any pressure on the cut.
C. Chemicals If you are wearing glasses or goggles remove them and wash the lenses. If case of contact lenses, remove and bin them. Next, gently hold the eye open and flush in mild water or contact lenses rinsing solution for 10 minutes. You are strongly advised to head to your nearest A&E for further checks.