ERIC Number: ED330085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Eye Protection in Educational Institutions.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Intended to help reduce the number of school eye injuries in New Jersey, this document begins with a brief review of existing legislation regarding eye protection in educational institutions and a list of elements essential in an eye safety program. Second, eye protection equipment is examined in terms of: the advantages of safety spectacles over street eyegear; personal eyewear; contact lenses; photochromatic lenses; the use of cover goggles; maintenance and disinfection of eye protective devices; and the posting of eye hazard areas. A selection chart for eye and face protectors for use in industry, schools, and colleges is followed by a chart listing operations and activities commonly conducted in vocational education, science, and fine art instructional settings; their eye hazards; and methods of protection. Appended is information regarding State law and State Board of Education rules and regulations on the use of eye protection devices; the selection of shade number for welding filters; the American National Standards Incorporated; establishing a "Wise Owl Chapter" (application included); first aid for eye injuries; guidelines for contact lenses use in industry; eye health and safety resources; and additional contacts. (CLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Report developed in cooperation with the Eye Safety Committee, National Society to Prevent Blindness--New Jersey.