Fogging lenses pose a major problem for nearly everyone wearing safety eyewear because it obscures an individual’s view of the task at hand and of nearby hazards.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 2,000 workplace eye injuries requiring medical attention each day. 60% of injured workers were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident.
- The impact of eye injuries was some $4 billion in lost wages and productivity in a recent year
- 28% of professional workers reported fogged safety eyewear had contributed to injury in their workplace. A full 66 percent said fogging was a deterrent to wearing safety eyewear (Research Study by Accident Analysis & Prevention – Nanofilm)