Seeing trouble

Gabrielle Lis

We eyeball visual impairment in the workplace, with insights from Jan Hauser, Vision Australia National Employment Services Manager.

Each year, there are about 50,000 eye injuries in Australia, costing somewhere in the vicinity of $60 million. Around 8% of workplace injuries are eye injuries. For every thousand workers, seven are likely to sustain an eye injury this year. More than half of these affected workers will be hurt when a foreign body enters the external eye. (I’m wincing as I type.) Examples of high-risk tasks include soldering, grinding, welding and working ...

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Published 22 May, 2018 | Updated 15 January, 2019