This course will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. By the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the potential work areas and activities that could cause injury to your eyes; understand how to prevent those injuries; use, maintain, and inspect protective eyewear; and use appropriate first aid for emergencies. Why Training about "Eye Protection Safety Training in the Workplace" Matters According to Prevent Blindness America, a national nonprofit organization, each day of the calendar year results in another 2,000 workers suffering a serious eye injury. Annually, about 100,000 of these eye injuries result in temporary or permanent vision loss. Approximately 62,000 of those eye injuries are severe enough that the injured worker misses at least one day of work. According to some experts, eye protection can reduce the number and severity of eye injuries in 90 percent of accidents. Occupational safety experts say that probably 90 percent of all workplace eye injuries can be prevented.