OSHA looking at new eye protections for workers

Construction workers would be better protected from eye injuries under proposed standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to update its eye and face protection standards with new personal protective equipment requirements.

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The changes would apply not only to construction workers who operate in hazardous workplace conditions but also to employees at shipyards and marine terminals and the longshoring and general industries.

OSHA says the proposed eye and face protection standards would hold companies responsible for providing safe and healthy environments in which employees can work.

The public has until April 13 to comment.