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1860s Ball Player
Alex Jakstys spends his spring and summer weekends on the diamond … with a twist. He follows rules from the 1860s.
Two Mikes and a Mark
What Are Your Eyes Worth?
Do you have safety glasses at home?
Do you wear them when you are cutting wood, mowing the lawn, or changing the oil in your car?
If not … why?
Thousands of eye injuries happen at home every year many of which result in partial or complete blindness. Proper eye protection would prevent well over 90 percent of these injuries.
Because there are usually good eye safety regulations in the workplace, the home is the source of the fastest-growing number of eye injuries.
Eye injuries are a danger to bystanders as well as the people using dangerous tools or chemicals in the home. Good eye protection is just as important for those watching you work.
Teach your children or grandchildren good habits as they watch you work and, more importantly, back that up with good work practices yourself.
Eye protection can be purchased at just about any store that sells construction materials. A comfortable pair of safety glasses generally costs less than $7. Why are we willing to spend $70 on a pair of boots for feet protection but won’t spend $7 to protect our eyes?
If you are reading this then you know that eyesight is priceless and eye protection is cheap.
– Two Mikes and a Mark is a series of articles related to safety from Assistant Vice President of Corporate Health, Safety, & Environmental Mark LaClair, Corporate Health, Safety, & Environmental Director Mike Palazzola and Corporate Health, Safety, & Environmental Manager Mike Dawson.