Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?

JUL 12

Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?

By cosmick

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 […]

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JUL 05

Three Unexpected Dangers of Working with Lasers

By cosmick

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 […]

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JUN 28

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

By cosmick

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 […]

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JUN 22

Know the Quality of Your Safety Gear Purchases: How to Read the Specs on Laser Safety Glasses

By cosmick

Getting your company new laser safety glasses isn’t as simple as buying a new order of your current equipment. The safety standards your company needs to meet may have changed over time. Constant developments in laser safety and eyewear also mean that better options are available on the market. But laser safety glasses have a […]

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JUN 15

Audit Your Company’s Safety Equipment: Break Down Your ANSI Standards for Easy Compliance

By cosmick

Internal audits are the trickiest part of every job. Even on your company’s network, there are hundreds of hidden away files, old email attachments, and dusty corners in your company’s servers. It’s even harder to do an audit of physical equipment. Boxes and old parts might be stored everywhere from older desk drawers to supply closets […]

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JUN 07

Radiation Safety Glasses That Offer Practical and Consistent Protection

By cosmick

Radiation Damage in the Field of Radiology In certain situations, radiation safety glasses are among the most important pieces of safety equipment that anyone can use. People who work in radiology in general are well aware of the fact that their profession has certain associated risks, but it’s certainly possible to reduce those risks dramatically […]

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MAY 25

Sun Gazing Protective Glasses

By cosmick

The bright sun often makes for warm days outdoors for many and is a welcomed visitor after months of winter and Spring’s rainy weather. However, with the shining bright sun also comes the risk of people gazing into the skies and damaging their vision.  Sun gazing protective glasses from Phillips Safety Products can help keep all […]

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MAY 18

Laser Safety Glasses: More Than A Safety Component

By cosmick

Laser systems are used in a variety of industries, and it is important that everyone is properly protected from laser radiation. When working with high-powered lasers and laser systems, there are some safety precautions that you will need to take in order to be safe. Do Not Forget Your Laser Safety Glasses With the great […]

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MAY 11

Give Your Eyes The Protection They Need With Laser Safety Glasses

By cosmick

Pierre Gougelman is responsible for manufacturing the first artificial eye in 1851. During that time, people in the public thought artificial eyes could actually give people brand new sight. Wouldn’t it have been nice if that was the case? When it comes to lasers, there are many lasers that can cause severe and permanent eye damage. […]

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MAY 04

Don’t Let Safety Glasses Be Optional: How to Protect Employees in Your Fluoroscopy Lab and Hospital

By cosmick

Don’t let your fluoroscopy safety equipment end with lead aprons and protective colors. Every inch of exposed skin and tissue is vulnerable to radiation. While newer fluoroscopy machines are designed with more safety in mind, your technicians still need solid protective barriers to protect their hands, face, and eyes, not just their torso. Add radiation […]

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APR 12

4 Reasons to Replenish Your Company’s Stock of Radiation Safety Glasses: Part II

By cosmick

Medical and scientific organizations have a lot going on behind the scenes. Not only do you have to protect your patients’ data according to more and more stringent standards, you need to keep your employees safe and make sure your business is sustainable. All of these are constant background requirements even before you and your […]

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APR 05

4 Reasons to Replenish Your Company’s Stock of Radiation Safety Glasses: Part I

By cosmick

Radiation safety glasses keep your eyes safer. Even limited exposure to radiation from x-ray machines, fluoroscopes, and some orthopedic surgery tools can lead to cataracts and vision problems. But it’s not enough to just have a couple of pairs available in your lab or hospital for the most dangerous tasks. Make sure all of your […]

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MAR 23

Laser Safety Glasses Frequently Asked Questions

By cosmick

Laser safety starts with knowledge. Without it, blindness can happen in the blink of an eye. Lasers span distances at the speed of light, which, according to physics, is the fastest speed possible. There will be no warning before a laser beam does its damage. One instant, you are fine, and the next, you aren’t. […]

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MAR 16

Do Not Be A Risk Taker: Wear Your Laser Safety Glasses

By cosmick

If you ever want to find out what can happen to the inside of your eyes if you fail to wear laser safety glasses when they are required during the use of a laser, you will find a variety of information during your search. You can do one simple search and you will find pages […]

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MAR 08

Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts with Radiation Safety Glasses

By cosmick

Some eye injuries occur swiftly and catastrophically such as when a high-speed cutting wheel explodes and punctures an unprotected eye with a flying fragment. Most sensible people understand the need for eye protection from these kinds of dangers. On the other hand, slow acting eye hazards, such as those causing cataracts, require years and possibly […]

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MAR 02

Weaken The Force Of Rays With The Right Radiation Safety Glasses

By cosmick

When it comes to working around hazardous materials and hazardous materials, you will need to make sure you have the proper equipment in order for you to remain safe. As a worker, it is important for you to protect your head and your face at all times, and this should be one of your main […]

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FEB 23

Industrial Laser Applications and the Need for Laser Safety Glasses

By cosmick

Because of their unique properties, lasers enjoy many industrial applications. For example, they can cut and drill materials without the need of a cutting or drilling tool. This eliminates the problems of tool wear and replacement as well as excessive noise. They’re effective at machining difficult materials such as ceramics and very hard metals. Laser […]

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FEB 16

Laser Safety for Laboratory Researchers, Technicians, and Students

By cosmick

Given it’s the most vulnerable part of the body, it’s not surprising that the eye is often injured in laser accidents. Because it’s an optical organ, it’s particularly susceptible to lasers in the visible and near-infrared spectrum. Laser beams of this type readily travel through the cornea and lens, and reach the light sensing cells […]

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FEB 09

Protect Your Vision From Cumulative X-Ray Exposure With Radiation Safety Glasses

By cosmick

X-rays are highly energetic electromagnetic radiation that are well outside the range of visual perception. Because of their high energy, they are capable of forming ions by knocking electrons off atoms. For this reason they are classified as ionizing radiation. This ionizing of atoms can break down the molecules of living tissue and cause adverse […]

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FEB 05

Laser Safety Glasses: The Effect of Laser Wavelength on Unprotected Eyes

By cosmick

A laser generates a beam of light of a single wavelength where the light waves move in the same direction and are exactly in phase (their peaks and valleys are perfectly aligned). This makes the beam intense and highly directional. These optical properties make lasers useful for many commercial and consumer applications. But they also […]

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