Environmental Health and Safety
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 1,000 eye injuries occur at work daily, primarily the result of flying particles and chemical contact with the eye. Most of the injuries occur because the no safety eyewear is in use at the time of the incident, or the wrong type of protective eyewear was in use.
In recognition that most eye injuries are preventable and in the interest of providing students, visitors and employees a safe and healthy workplace, UW-Superior has instituted this Protective Eyewear Policy. All departments and program areas at UW Superior will employ proper eye protection when and where it is warranted by the activities.
Through the implementation of this policy and the Safety Eyewear Program, UW Superior will:
Approved by: Chancellor Julius Erlenbach, September 5, 1997
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