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How to Handle an Eye Injury

71M-UNiIDSL._SL1500_If you work in a local industrial environment, chances are you’re at risk for an eye industry. These types of jobs are typically done in an environment that is prone to these types of injuries which is why most require workers to wear safety glasses.

But if you suffer one of these types of injuries, would you know what to do? Here’s a basic primer on the exact steps you should take if you’re the victim of an eye injury.

Get Help

If you have pain in your eye, a loss of vision or blurred vision, it’s a sign that you need professional medical personnel to help with the injury. Your first step should be to call a medical professional, and after you or a coworker has made the call, you should take the following steps, depending on the type of injury you have.

If There are Chemicals in Your Eye

  • You should flush your eye with plain water for at least 15 minutes. You can do this by putting your eye under a water facet, by using a garden hose, or pouring water over your eye with some other sanitary container.
  • If wearing them, take out your contact lenses.
  • Don’t add any other type of liquid in an attempt to neutralize the harmful chemical.
  • Don’t put a bandage over your eye.

If There are Particles in Your Eye

  • Don’t rub your eye, no matter how painful or itchy it is.
  • Your eye will likely tear up—let it and it may wash out the particle. If it doesn’t, you can use artificial tears to try and wash it out.
  • Lift your upper eyelid outward and then down over your lower eyelid. This may remove the particle.
  • If none of this works, close your eye, place a tight bandage over it and wait for the medical help to arrive.

If You’ve Received a Blow to Your Eye

  • Apply either a cold compress or a plastic bag filled with ice gently over the eye without putting pressure on it. This will help reduce pain and swelling.
  • Keep the ice on your eye until medical help arrives.

If Your Eye is Cut or Punctured

  • Don’t attempt to wash out your eye if it’s been cut or punctured.
  • Don’t attempt to remove whatever object punctured it. This could only make it worse, so you should wait for the medical professionals to assess the situation.
  • Cover your eye with something hard and rigid, like the bottom of a paper cup.

Work related eye injuries are an all too often problem, but by following the above recommendations, you will ensure that yours is properly attended to. Of course, the number one way to protect your eyes from injuries is to wear a good pair of safety glasses. These glasses just may prevent that injury from occurring in the first place.

How to Stand Out in a Crowd During the Holidays

office-holiday-partyNo one likes to blend in with the crowd, and that’s especially true during the holidays. Let’s face it, so many people spend countless hours choosing just the right holiday attire or messing with their hair until it’s just right. But did you know that there are other, more convenient ways for you to make a great impression at those holiday parties? It’s true, and all of the tricks and tips listed below can be done without a lot of money—or time.

So let’s take a look at three ways you can differentiate yourself during this year’s festivities.

Wear a Tan

Yes, you read that correctly. Chances are everyone else in the room is going to be pasty and pale because, let’s face it, it’s not the right time to go out in the sun and get a tan. Or worse, some of the partygoers may have attempted to apply the spray on or rub on tans that almost always end up looking orange and splotchy.

But it is possible to look tanned and healthy, even in the dead of winter. For your next holiday party, consider using an airbrush tanning kit. If you purchase a premium tanning kit, you can even skip the costly professional tanning stores and do it yourself in the privacy of your own home.

Be an Eyewear Trendsetter

Not too long ago, big black framed glasses were trendy and those who wore them instantly stood out as people who kept up with the latest fashions. But that trend has shifted, and now people in the know are sporting safety glasses. But just any old safety glasses won’t do. You’ll need to look for safety glasses that are cool and hip, and if they’ll protect your eyes in the process, that’s just an added bonus.

Wear Slim and Sleek Clothing

The days of oversized shirts and baggy dresses are over. Nowadays, fashionistas go for a more slim and sleek style, and if you’re a man, that means skinny jeans or slim dress pants with a fitted shirt. But remember when you’re choosing your outfit for the holiday parties, you’ll need to ditch your old bulky rear pocket wallet and instead carry one of the modern front pocket wallets. After all, if you’re going for the trendy slim look, you don’t want a fat wallet messing up your look, do you?

Don’t dress like everyone else at the parties this year, but instead, do something different and stand out among all the other partygoers. By choosing one—or all!—of the above ideas, you’re guaranteed to be the life of the party!

4 Products that Will Get You Noticed at This Year’s Holiday Parties

Xmas-Party-TanIt’s that time of year again when all those holiday party invitations begin arriving in the mail. If you’re like most people, you’ll have a work party, one for your family, and then all those friend parties. And it’s understandable that you not only want to look your best for the festivities, but you also want to stand out from the crowd.

Don’t worry, because we’ve put together a list of three products that will help you differentiate yourself at this year’s holiday festivities.

Safety Glasses

Yes, you read that correctly. One of the hottest up and coming trends for the holidays is safety glasses. Probably a spin off from the hipster dark glasses, celebrities and those in the fashion know, are all wearing safety glasses this year as a way to add a little hip to their wardrobe.

Reusable Shopping Bags

If you’re attending a party that requires you to bring a gift, be sure to forego the traditional wrapping paper, and instead wrap your gift in a reusable shopping bag. Not only will you help the environment by cutting down on the plastic pollution that’s quickly overtaking the earth, but it will also serve as a great conversation starter.

Front Pocket Wallets

Women’s fashion isn’t the only style that changes, men’s fashion has also seen some significant changes in recent years. For example, men are wearing clothes that fit snugger than they used to in order to achieve a more streamlined look. And with that sleeker look comes a new trend: front pocket wallets. After all, it’s difficult to achieve the new skinny look when your bulky wallet is protruding from your rear pocket.

Airbrushed Tan

If you arrive at the festivities sporting a tan, you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd. But unlike years past, you won’t have to spend a fortune to get it. Now, manufacturers have started to offer spray on tanning kits that you can use from home. And these kits don’t have all the unhealthy chemicals like some professional ones do.

Don’t blend in at this year’s parties. Instead, pick one—or all—of the above products and differentiate yourself from the crowd.


3 Things You Should Never be Without in Your Local Area

wesed-186690-Couple-Sightseeing---Urban1600x900There is much information out there about how the world is becoming more global and integrated, but there is a growing movement made up of people who have decided to put their local community first. Sometimes referred to as the buy local movement, the trend is in fact much more than that. These people not only want to shop in their local businesses, but they also want to spend most of their time in them.

For those people, we have put together a list of the things you should never be without when hanging out in your local community. And to make things even easier, we’ve provided some links where you can get the products we wholeheartedly support.

Are you ready? Here are three things you should have at all times when shopping—or just hanging out—in your local community.

Safety Glasses

No, we’re not talking about wearing safety glasses so you can do those home improvement jobs safely. What we’re talking about is one of the coolest fashion trends we’ve seen in a long time. Have you wondered lately what the unusual glasses are that celebrities and other stars are sporting around town? They’re safety glasses. And we’ve scoured the internet for the coolest glasses we could find, and we settled on the AO Eyewear brand. The glasses are not only considered the best on the market in terms of practicality, but they are also the most fashionable glasses we could find. If you want to be known as trendy and up to date in your local area, think about wearing safety glasses as a part of your daily wardrobe.

Reusable Shopping Bags

If you’re hanging out locally, then chances are that you’re also frequenting the local shops owned by your neighbors. That’s important, but if you’re going to take the steps to support your local community, you should also carry a reusable shopping bag. Why? Because communities spend an inordinate amount of money trying to deal the pollution that stems from disposable plastic bags. But experts agree that for every family that makes the switch to reusable bags, it will result in 1,500 fewer plastic bags per year polluting the environment. If you’re going to make the switch, be sure to use a polyester shopping bag like those sold at LA Pops. Studies have shown that these are the only bags that have a proven reduced environmental impact than plastic bags.

Box Cutter/Utility Knives

Finally, in order to be prepared for anything you might encounter in your local area, you should carry one of the newest utility knives on the market. These knives come with an array of handy tools, such as a box cutter, that is good to have on you for whatever unexpected situation that arises. And if you purchase one like the Cutter Master Maxx 6.5 inch heavy duty knife, you’ll also have access to a multitude of bicycle repair tools in case you like to get around town on a bike.

The shop local movement is one of the coolest trends that has come around in years. And if you’re a part of it, why not use the tips above to ensure that you have exactly what you need to be the coolest person on the block?

6 More Safety Precautions When Using Utility Knives for Your Local Project

251215403369_1Yesterday we talked about the importance of using some safety measures when working with a utility knife. We spoke about the thousands of injuries that occur every year in the United States because of improper use of the tools. And while I gave you some tips about how to stay safe when using the knives, there are some additional tips I’d like to give you.

After all, if you’re going to use this handy tool, you’ll need all the information you can get in order to prevent injuries. So, here are five more safety tips that you should use whenever working with a box cutter.

Inspect Your Knife

Injuries and accidents can occur if you begin using your utility knife without first inspecting it. Look to ensure that the blade is properly positioned before cutting and that the handle is intact and strong. In addition, make sure the blade isn’t dull, and if it is, read the manufacturer’s instructions and then carefully replace it with a new one before you begin to cut.

Wear Protective Gear

The average utility knife looks harmless enough, but the truth is that unless you use it properly, you could be seriously injured. The two areas that are most at risk when using this tool are your eyes and your hands. Your hands are at risk because they are close to the blade, and if it slips or breaks off, it could easily cut your fingers or hands. Prevent this by wearing level 3 cut resistant gloves whenever you’re using the knife. If you’re doing a big job, or just want extra protection, consider also wearing cut resistant sleeves.

In addition to protecting your hands, your eyes need protection as well. If a blade snaps off and flies through the air, it has the potential of hitting your eyes, which could lead to a serious, life-changing injury. Protect your eyes by wearing quality safety glasses whenever you use a box cutter.

Handle With Care

It can be all too easy to get comfortable with your utility knife and forget just how sharp it is. For instance, if you’re working with a partner, be sure to remember to hand them the knife with the handle facing them. If you hand over a knife with the blade first, you could inadvertently cut your co-worker.

Properly Dispose of Blades

Finally, it’s important that you dispose of your blades properly so an accident doesn’t occur. You should use puncture resistant containers to throw away your old blades, no matter how dull they are. Just imagine if you simply threw them in the trash, and someone picked up the bag to throw it out and got cut with a protruding blade. Instead, make sure you put them in a puncture resistant container to prevent anyone from getting injured.

There you have it—a complete list of safety measures you can take to ensure that no accidents occur when you’re using your utility knife. Follow them and you’ll never have to worry about risking an injury. Just be sure to the best quality utility knife you can afford to ensure that you’re working with a knife that is reliable and safe.

How to Choose the Right Safety Glasses

71M-UNiIDSL._SL1500_If you work in a local industrial setting, or simply do projects around the house that involve wood working or sheet metal, then you should always rely on a pair of quality safety glasses. But recent reports are alarming because they show that not all safety glasses are strong enough to protect your eyes in case flying objects him them. In fact, one member of the American National Standards Institute tells of a story where he tested the strength of his own safety glasses, and was shocked when they shattered after a mild test.

“I’m in the field and I didn’t know I wasn’t protected,” he said. “Right now, there’s no clear way to know whether you are fully protected. You should know if your goggles will shatter on impact. This is a big problem.”

Luckily, the institute has since set out some very specific standards that everyone should use when purchasing safety glasses. By using them, you’ll be able to keep your eyes safe when working and ensure that you don’t become one of the thousands of people who experience eye injuries every year due to faulty safety glasses. Here are a few things you should always check for when purchasing them.

Check for Lens Quality

According to the institute, the materials that make up the lenses in safety glasses is a key factor in how safe they will keep your eyes. Don’t buy safety goggles that have lenses make of glass, high-index plastic, or allyn resin plastic. These materials simply may not be strong enough to withstand high impact contact with flying debris. Instead, you should always look for safety glasses made with polycarbonate lenses.

Check for Visibility

More and more manufacturers have begun using polycarbonate lenses, but not all of them get it right. Too many people have to deal with foggy vision, which can seriously put your safety at risk. Luckily, some manufacturers, such as AO Eyewear, provide the all important polycarbonate lenses with ultra clear lenses. These superior lenses not only keep your eyes safe, but they also allow you clearly see what you’re working on.

Make Sure They Fit Snugly

What use is a great pair of safety glasses if they fall off your head as you move around? To prevent this from happening, you should look for glasses that have an adjustable wire core that fits all head sizes. In addition, you’ll need a temple adjustment and molded nose bridge to make sure the glasses stay on while you’re working.

 Look for Side Angle Protection

Finally, don’t skimp and buy safety glasses that only cover your eyes from the front. In most instances, flying debris can hit straight on, or come at you from a side angle. In those instances, if your glasses only protect your eyes from the front, you can still suffer an injury. To prevent these types of injuries, look for safety glasses that have side angle protection.

Safety glasses and safety googles are a necessity anytime you’re working in a situation where flying debris puts your eyesight at risk. To ensure that you’re fully protected, make sure you buy quality safety glasses that come with all the benefits listed above.

How to Rock the Local Scene with Safety Glasses

71M-UNiIDSL._SL1500_So, you’re a local who wants to make a mark on your local scene. You pay attention to your wardrobe, make sure your ride is a standout, and carry the funkiest reusable shopping bags you can find. But you feel like something is missing—something else you can do to ensure that as you walk down those local streets, you stand out. After all, you’d never want to just be one of the crowd, right?

Luckily, there is a trend sweeping the nation, and it all has to do with the glasses you put on. Everyone knows that for the past several years, glasses have been a major trend in the fashion world. Hipsters wear them proudly, as do other people who want to keep up with today’s fashion world. But what you may not have noticed is the sudden surge of safely glasses as a fashion trend.

What? People are wearing safety glasses for fashion? That’s right—and if you want to rock your local streets with the right safety glasses, you’ll need to pay attention to a few details when buying them.

Here are three things you should always look for when finding just the right pair of safety glasses.

Make Sure They’re Lightweight

The last you want when wearing safety glasses is for them to be heavy, which would make them uncomfortable to wear. And what’s worse is that if you needed to take them off, heavy glasses would cause those unattractive marks to appear on the bridge of your nose everything you removed them. Instead, look for lightweight safety glasses that feature a molded bridge design so you will still look cool when you’re wearing them—and when you need to take them off.

Check the Lens Quality

Even if you don’t need glasses, but just want the look, you should look for a crystal clear lens that won’t negatively affect your vision. The best safety glasses have an ultra-clear polycarbonate lens that won’t obstruct your vision in any way.

Rock Your Safety Glasses

If you’re going to wear safety glasses as a fashion statement, you shouldn’t just pick any old frames. After all, your reason for wearing them is to make a statement and stand out as original and fashionable on your local streets, so the lenses you select should be the best you can find. You’ll find a lot of options, but unfortunately, many of them look the same. But there are standouts in the crowd—you just have to search them out. For instance, AO Eyewear produces some outstanding safety glasses that will definitely do the job.

Staying local in an increasingly global world is gaining popularity in many areas, but those who choose to live this lifestyle are constantly on the hunt for new ideas and fashion trends. And wearing safety glasses is one of the hottest trends to hit the streets in many years.