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The number of job-related eye injuries that require medical attention in the U.S. each day.

  • Eye injuries make up nearly 45% of all head injuries that lead to missed workdays.
  • 40% of on-the-job eye injuries happen in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries.
  • Men ages 25-44 comprise 80% of all workplace eye injury victims.


Workplace eye injuries can cause permanent damage, vision loss or blindness and can be costly to the employer.

  • 70% of workplace eye injuries are caused by contact with an object or equipment.
  • 26% of workplace eye injuries are caused by exposure to harmful substances or environments.
  • 300 Million is the annual cost of eye injuries to U.S. employers due to lost productivity, medical treatment and workers’ compensation.


Safety eyewear is a required, medical device, that must be precisely fit and measured to each employee in order to avoid recordable injuries.

  • WRAP FRAMES fit snug to the face and provide the ultimate protection by blocking out dust, debris, droplets and other harmful elements.
  • LENS COATING such as anti-fog and non-glare prevents visual obstructions caused by lenses fogging up or hazardous glare/reflections.
  • TRIVEX LENS MATERIAL is superior to polycarbonate and provides the best in visual clarity, scratch resistance and durability.

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Statistics retrieved from EHS Today, Prevent Blindness, and American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Jacqueline "Jackie" Annis is an industrial hygienist with the Office of Partnerships and Recognition, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs in OSHA’s National Office.  Jackie’s primary responsibilities include developing and overseeing internal policies and procedures for the VPP, reviewing VPP on-site evaluation reports for process safety management information, serving as the National Office liaison for two of OSHA’s ten Regions, and facilitating the management of OSHA’s National Strategic Partnership Program.  She is an integral part of OSHA’s National Office team. 

She has served with the Agency for 36 years, including five years as a senior industrial hygienist in OSHA’s Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs in the National Office and 17 years as a compliance safety and health officer in the Denver, CO Area Office.  Prior to her tenure at OSHA, Jackie worked as an industrial hygienist for the Department of the Navy in Alameda, California.  Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 1983.

Wayne Howard earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis and has spent 12 years with Shell (at Martinez) refinery, 3 years with the consulting firm Process Safety, 15 years with Valero (at Benicia), and the last 10 years in the Corporate Process Safety Department. He is the Valero representative to AFPM's Advancing Process Safety Initiative.

Nathan Obaugh, PE is a senior engineer in the Safety and Operational Excellence Group at NuStar Energy. Nathan has over 10 years of PSM and process design experience in the petrochemical, refining and midstream industries. At NuStar, Nathan oversees all elements of the corporate PSM program and works directly on hazard analysis, process safety studies, PSM/RMP audits and provides process engineering support to the operations and capital projects groups.

Jared Teter, PhD is a senior staff scientist with a background in physics and hazards analysis. He has extensive experience in subscale testing of energetic materials and has served as program manager for several large testing and risk management projects. He has applied engineering and risk management protocols while evaluating the risk associated with propellant and explosives manufacturing, combustible dust, and other hazardous material related processes.

Tim Belitz has a degree in Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene from Old Dominion University and a Master’s from Duke University. He has over 25 years of Industrial Health Safety and Environmental Experience and is a Certified Safety Professional. He has many years focused on Contractor Management and Process Safety programs.

Rob Walker graduated from Virginia Tech in Microbiology and Chemical Engineering. Rob has almost 35 years of experience working in the chemical plant and refining industry. His passion for Process Safety and Mechanical Integrity began very early in his career. Rob began with his current company, Honeywell, back in 2011.

Prasad Joshi has B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Chemical Engineering from two universities in India. Prasad has over 30 years’ experience in the business. He began with Honeywell in May 2022 as Principal Maintenance Engineer. He has worked internationally in Asia and Europe.