5 News Stories Showing Why Police Need Laser Safety Glasses

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Since the mid-2000s, handheld laser pointers have become readily available to the public. Although there are no federal laws against owning lasers of any power in the U.S., there are restrictions on manufacturing and selling laser pointers for “amusement or pointing” purposes that are over 5 mW in the U.S. and 1 mW in the UK. Yet,…

Don’t Take The Risk: Wear The Proper Laser Safety Glasses


Safety glasses and safety goggles are vital pieces in any workplace environment that include any risks of potential eye injuries. Wearing the proper eye protection is essential in these work environments because of the ability to protect the eyes against injuries and to meet the requirements that have been set by OSHA. When work practices…

How the Military and Police Use Laser Safety Glasses

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The laser protection eyewear market has a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2018-2025, according to the 2017 Global Laser Safety Glasses Industry Research Report. Much of this growth and the industry’s production revenue of $233.56 million in 2015 has been a result of the U.S. government’s need for laser safety glasses….

Why Are Radiation Safety Glasses Needed In Fluoroscope?


If you are a radiologist, you are aware of how vital your vision is to your work. Over the course of the last decade, the risks and damages of ionizing radiation have been brought to the forefront. Any medical procedure that involves radiation,including X-rays, will involve a variety of hazards to the technician who is…

7 Steps to Find the Right Radiation Safety Glasses


Radiation safety is not a joke. It’s not just a theoretical concern, either. If you don’t make sure that your body is adequately protected against potential harm, the consequences for your long-term health and well-being could be significant. Anyone working with radiation on a daily basis already knows that is the case. Your employer organization…

Solar Eclipse Safety: What Shade Should Your Welding Mask Be?

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A total solar eclipse isn’t a once in a lifetime event, but it’s pretty uncommon. It’s even rarer for a total solar eclipse to be lined up perfectly with your part of the world. But if you have a front row seat for a future eclipse, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll want to watch…

Laser Safety Glasses: Why Laser Accidents Happen


Laser safety protocol and technology have improved considerably since the operation of the first working laser in 1960. Despite this, serious eye injury from laser accidents continues to this day. One explanation for this is the expanded use of lasers in research, education, industry, health care, medicine, and among consumers. That is, more laser accidents…

Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?


People usually avoid looking directly at the sun. Beyond the fact that it’s painful, it can cause severe vision impairment and partial blindness. However, there are many good reasons for viewing the sun — such as during a solar eclipse. Although it occurs about twice a year on the earth, an eclipse is a rare…

Three Unexpected Dangers of Working with Lasers


Lasers are dangerous, and most people know better than to stare directly into a beam of light. But that’s not the only risk of working with lasers in scientific, industrial, or military settings. Sometimes the light is redirected outside of your control, and other times lasers can be used against you to cause temporary vision…

Wearing The Proper Radiation Safety Glasses Can Protect You From Developing Cataracts


One of the major concerns for technologists is the development of cataracts. Recently, there have been numerous studies that have shown how sensitive our eyes are to radiation. It is essential that technologists take the right initiative and find the correct eye protection from X-rays. However, sometimes the busy schedule of work can prevent some…