The Best of Safety Glasses USA 2011! Part 1

2011 Safety Glasses USA Blog Posts

2011 provided many informative articles about products, safety tips, new announcements and more.

In case you missed any of SafetyGlassesUSA.com‘s fabulous and informative blogs this year, here’s Part I of a two-part recap of the best postings of 2011!

January: Mike Eldridge, President of Safety Glasses USA, kicked off the year with a review of a fascinating documentary, Celebrating 100 Years of Safety, that explores a century of workplace safety conditions.  A series of blogs followed about workplace safety today: who’s getting it right and who’s getting it horribly wrong.

February: Emergency eye wash and the best eyewear for the prevention of accidents were the theme of Mike’s posts this month.  He was quick to remind us that you can prevent eye emergencies and safeguard your employees by learning from your past mistakes, as well as those of others.  And two product reviews this month included Uvex’s Stealth Reader Goggles, goggles that provide excellent impact protection, plus the convenience of bifocal reading lenses; as well as a review of Smith Optics Elite Eyewear, perfect for both combat operations and military or law enforcement personnel in non-combat operations.

March: OSHA’s help for small businesses with crane and derrick rule compliance was offered in “Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction”.  Mike also reminded us how important scaffolding safety is.  If you’re unsure why safety regulations and guidelines are so important, then take a look at “What is the True Cost of an Eye Injury?” and never wonder again.  Another post this month asked whether you could be suffering from computer vision syndrome (CVS). If you experience eye strain, irritation, or temporary vision problems after prolonged screen time, you may be.  Computer safety glasses, such as Gunnar Optiks, are designed specifically to lessen strain, and advice on keeping those glasses clean and scratch-free is important as well.

April: Wiley-X Eyewear Featured in Reload Video Game” took center stage as the sole post this month, but some posts are just so good it takes an entire month to recover.

May: Mike continued his homage to Wiley-X with his post “Top 5 Reasons To Own Wiley-X Sunglasses”.  Their shatterproof lenses, unbreakable frames, clarity, facial cavity seals, and top down ventilation make these sunglasses an excellent choice for military, law enforcement, motorcyclists, professional shooters, fisherman, and others.  And speaking of tactical eyewear, if you’ve ever wondered “How To Identify Ballistic Rated Eyewear“, this blog will answer your questions.

June: This month’s blogs started out with a bang when Mike brought you “Fireworks Eye Safety Tips“; and then, how fishing can be even more enjoyable with a great pair of polarized sunglasses.  But Mike’s poor little typing fingers got a well-deserved rest when SafetyGlassesUSA.com introduced blog contributor Ali Saporito.  Ali brought you more posts all about summer fun: bicycling essentials, motorcycle sunglasses and goggles,  PIP safety glasses for women, avoiding eye injuries in the summertime, and the importance of safety glasses for do-it-yourself weekend warriors.

July: Ali delivered a triple-header this month when she blogged about three ways to make life at work more comfortable and safe by wearing computer safety glasses, making sure to stand up and stretch at regular intervals, and keeping your workspace germ-free.  And if your job requires a great deal of reading while also wearing eye protection, “4 Real World Reasons to Wear Bifocal Safety Glasses” contains valuable information you don’t want to miss.  But all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, so, if your free-time recreation is shooting, learn about lens color options in shooting safety glasses.

August: Yours truly joined the SafetyGlassesUSA.com blogger family in August, and Ali and I combined forces with Mike to bring you posts this month all about eye safety.  We encouraged you to develop good eye safety habits — especially in the lab; highlighted the best safety glasses for dental professionals; updated you on the new eyewear rules for field hockey; provided you with a back-to-school safety checklist; and reminded you that safety glasses are an essential item in your home emergency kit.

And if you didn’t get enough great safety information, advice, and product reviews January through August, tune in next week for all the fun and surprises we delivered September through December!  Your comments are welcome below.

To be continued . . . .

Denise Cripps About Denise Cripps

CEO, CFO, President, Vice President and Social Chair of the Cripps Family Board, Denise enjoys the challenge of keeping her writing career on track while managing a mostly-sane family of five, including a dog and a rat. Denise likes her books promptly returned, her vegetables organic, and her wine in alphabetical order on the rack. Other interests include fun with family and friends, reading and writing, traveling far and wide, listening to NPR as many hours a day as possible, movies and music, cooking and nutrition, moving (dancing, yoga, hiking, exercising), and petting chickens.