• Michelle Dykstra
    In a workplace without the need of hard-hats and with a high percentage of ear muff wearers, we are wanting to smooth the transition to mandatory wearing of eye protection in our manufacturing areas.
    Without inviting commentary on the decision to introduce mandatory eye protection, I'd like to hear your tips and recommendations on how we can best achieve worker comfort without compromising hearing protection.
    I have googled this subject extensively and have found overseas products and studies with recommendations but this information is not very helpful to me as I seek products readily available in NZ and that meet our standards.
    If you have a product combo that you know works for your staff, I'd like to hear about it by way of Direct Message so as not to compromise the Forum Guidelines against product endorsement.
    If you can provide generic advice, this would be most helpful and allow others on the forum to engage in discussion.
  • Admin
    Good thinking to ask people to direct message you with commercial recommendations!

    As a reminder to members, direct messaging in this forum is simple:
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  • E Baxter
    Hi, not sure if you got any direct messages or not endorsing any particular product but in regard to those who have to wear eye & ear protection you have two main options
    1. switch to earplugs & use standard safety glasses
    2. earmuffs with goggles (soft band is more comfortable & less likely to break the seal) or some safety glasses have soft arms
  • matt Chapman
    Michelle, I'm a civil Engineer, so little manufacturing experience, however, I've worked in the UK on construction sites where the wearing of safety glasses was mandatory so I have some, though limited experience but I'd like to add my two cents worth to this problem.
    Why doesn’t manufacturing consider engineering out the need to wear safety glasses ? and perhaps along with earmuff’s, what I mean is perhaps even atempt to reduce the need to wear either or both at the same time or at all ?
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