Excellence in Safety, And Now – SafetyGlassesUSA.com Earns The 2011 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum Award

Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award 2011You’ve heard us talk about our commitment to safety and dedication to ensuring that, eyes and all, we’re protected from even the most unexpected of dangers. Yet, what you might not know is that we also strive towards exceptional customer service and ensuring our website is as user-friendly as possible so you can quickly and easily find the right safety glasses you need to protect your peepers. That’s why we are absolutely thrilled to hear we achieved the 2011 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum award!

The Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum award was earned by only 27 retailers within the Bizrate Insights North American Retailer Network, and we can’t thank our customers enough for helping us achieve this accolade. Bizrate tells us that it was more competitive than ever this year, and we had to earn scores of 9.0 out of 10 on all seven of Bizrate’s key performance indicators, including:

  • Variety and availability of products on our website
  • Overall satisfaction during the sale and checkout process
  • Accessibility of the website and finding the intended product
  • Likelihood the shopper would purchase from us again
  • Our products met (and exceeded!) customer expectations
  • Efficient shipping times
  • Exceptional customer support assistance

Our recipe to your satisfaction as a customer is simple – we treat you how we want to be treated, and well, we like to be treated well! It’s our continual goal to make sure your shopping experience is a great one and you find the safety glasses you’re searching for. We’re always happy to help – simply contact our customer support team and we’ll lead you to the right safety glasses for your needs.

Congratulations to our team on earning the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award, and thank you to our customers for helping us earn such an amazing recognition!

What is the True Cost of an Eye Injury?

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Safety eyewear: It pays to protect workers up front

The Safety InSights Blog from Sperian’s Culture of Safety website has a great article explaining the true cost of an eye injury. They go on to explain what it means for the person who is directly affected and the costs the employer will directly and indirectly be responsible for.

“There is no debate that our eyesight is invaluable: vision is a primary way humans experience the world, and without it, many jobs would prove impossible. The government has recognized the value of sight by passing legislation for workplace eye safety, and employers institute safety measures of their own to protect workers’ vision. While these combined efforts have had a positive impact on reducing workplace eye injuries, the statistics prove there is still much room for improvement.

According to Prevent Blindness America, workers experience more than 700,000 eye injuries per year, 36,000 of which require time off from work. Perhaps most surprising, though, is that 90 percent of those injuries are preventable by wearing the proper safety eyewear. That means that every day of the week an average of nearly 90 workers experience a serious — yet preventable — eye injury that requires time off.

The cost of an eye injury is immeasurable to a worker who partially or completely loses his or her sight and includes a diminished quality of life, lost wages and medical expenses. What may not be as obvious, though, are the staggering costs a company pays as a result of eye injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that workplace eye injuries cost employers more than $934 million in direct and indirect costs each year. By understanding the full scope of such expenses to a company, employers can more clearly see how a relatively small investment in high-performing eye protection can equal significant savings to their bottom lines.”

Read the rest of this article here.

Scaffolding Safety – Industry Feedback

While researching an article about Scaffolding Safety, I’ve come across some interesting perspectives. Here are excerpts from two emails I’ve received:

“People who supply/install the scaffolding do not know the safety rules or the manufacture required procedures to installation, maintaining and/or dismantling. Additionally there is incredible room for improvement from the scaffolding industry to teach the end user the safety installation, usage and inspection procedures,” said Brian from Hoffman Construction.

“I personally think the most effective tools for safety in scaffolding are the Safe Work Plans and Field Level Task Analysis and Job Safety Analysis that we do before each erect, alter or dismantle. This helps us in our recognition of the hazards and allows us to evaluate them and put corrective measures into place,” said Shannon from Sky-Hi Scaffolding.

Here are the OSHA scaffolding safety guidelines:
www.osha.gov/SLTC/scaffolding.

What can we do to improve scaffolding safety? High visibility labels and signs, more training, greater awareness of the problem? What do you think?