Fencing wire eye injury

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Fencing wire eye injury

Scottish Woodlands Tool Box Talk - Nov 2017

A section of wire sprang up and caught the operator in the right eye and cut the lower eyelid.

The fencing squad were aware of the hazard, the site risk assessment had identified the requirement of eye protection and the squad had protective goggles with them on site, however they had chosen not to wear these at this time as they were finding that they were steaming up.

When you are selecting safety glasses/goggles for your protection ensure you purchase those marked as EN166. Consider using glasses with anti-scratch (marked as K) and anti-fogging (marked as N) coatings, these greatly reduce the loss of clarity through abrasion and misting up. Better quality glasses/goggles allow better clarity and last longer.

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