Prevent Blindness America and Uvex have launched the Eye2Eye initiative, which aims to improve eye safety in the workplace and reduce the more than 800,000 work-related eye injuries that occur every year.
Eye2Eye is a Web-based educational resource that trains employees to communicate the importance of eye health and safety to each other, increases eye safety compliance and builds a stronger culture of safety in the workplace.
Research supporting the Eye2Eye program began in 2009, when Uvex and Prevent Blindness America conducted a survey among 200 safety directors throughout the United States and Canada. Information was compiled regarding best practices in workplace safety and education programs. The results were used to develop Eye2Eye, which features a peer-based, interactive curriculum and community-oriented forum enabling end-users to share their learnings and best practices with each other.
Upon completion of the multimedia training program, employee representatives become certified Eye2Eye Safety Ambassadors, a vital role designed to bridge the gap between safety managers and employees. Safety Ambassadors gain access to the program’s online training modules and also receive product samples and promotional prizes provided by Uvex.