The purpose of this Toolbox Talk is to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards faced every day in the stone industry.
Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. The general provisions for selecting any personal protective equipment are based on an assessment of the hazards present in the workplace. Selecting eye protection depends on whether or not the hazard is flying particles, chemical splash, intense light, etc.