WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN EYE INJURY

CHEMICAL SPLASH

  • Don’t squeeze eyes shut. Hold them open with thumb and index finger.
  • Flood eyes with cool, clean water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Get medical attention immediately. Have the chemical container and its label available for evaluation.
  • Don’t use another chemical to neutralize the spilled chemical.

FLYING PARTICLES

  • Don’t try to remove anything embedded in the eye. Doing so could actually cause more damage.
  • Don’t pull or squeeze the eye. Cover it and get medical attention immediately.

LIGHT/HEAT INJURIES/BURNS

  • If the eyes are exposed to intense heat, flames, lasers or arc welding radiation, apply ice packs to relieve pain.
  • Get medical attention immediately.

Source: National Safety Council, 2004