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If This Doesn't Convince You To Use Safety Goggles, Nothing Will

It's easy to forget to wear safety goggle most of the time. Most of the time nothing bad happens so it is easy to let your guard down. One man posted a photo on Reddit to show why it is so important to wear safety goggles. A grinder disk exploded in his lab and went straight through the goggles. If he had not been wearing them, they would have destroyed his right eye.

The reddit user did not offer up a lot of information about what had happened, but many other Reddit users added their own stories. One user said, “Wherever this happened, they should preserve it as an artifact in a glass cabinet in the entrance.”

SkaveRat said, “And send the glasses manufacturer a thank you card.”

One user shared a similar story, “My brother ridiculed [me] for wearing eye protection while I chopped up a tree (and I felt multiple chunks hit the glasses). He got hit in the eye with a small piece of metal while using an angle grinder 2 days ago. Who's the idiot now?”

Arcian also spoke about the time his safety goggles came in use, “I was weed-eating as a younger guy, and my dad was always about the eye-glasses. Now since I was obviously smarter than my dad I thought 'pffft, who needs those?' and not two minutes later the weed-eater tossed a rock at super speeds right at my face and hit me just below the eye. I put safety glasses on.”

Lasssilver commented on how some young people in labs think goggles are not cool, "Don't be that person who's too cool for safety gear. I'm actually impressed with peoples [sic] increased awareness and use of safety glasses, hearing protection, helmets and other gear even if NOT required. I mean, it's there to protect you.. and something you usually can't replace like an eye or brain.

Still, there's always 'that guy' who doesn't want to use any of it for [insert rather inane reason here]. As an M.D. they keep me in business, but I'd rather they didn't. So remember kids, 15 seconds of putting on safety gear can save you a lifetime of injury. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. oh, damn cartoons."

Source: IJR
Photos: IJR

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