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  • Eye Protection in Schools

    Science Kid with Safety Goggles

     

     

    According to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, over half (55 percent) of eye injuries that occur in the United States happen to those who are under the age of twenty-five.

    These injuries can be especially prevalent in schools, where students are sometimes required to handle dangerous materials and equipment. Students are often reluctant to wear any eye protection, but it is a crucial safety element. The same Kellogg Eye Center study found that ninety percent of eye-related injuries are preventable, and wearing proper protection vastly helps decrease the chances of injury.

    Chemistry is probably the first class that comes to mind when talking about eye protection. Any time a student is experimenting with any dangerous chemicals, eye protection should be used at all times, even during the cleaning process. Chemicals can be unpredictable, so it is important to maintain safety requirements as long as students are around them.

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