Safety Glasses Inc. Best of Business 2017 Award

Safety Glasses Inc Receives 2017 Best of Fort Atkinson Award

Fort Atkinson Award Program Honors the Achievement

FORT ATKINSON March 22, 2017 — Safety Glasses Inc has been selected for the 2017 Best of Fort Atkinson Award in the Safety Supplies and Equipment category by the Fort Atkinson Award Program.

Each year, the Fort Atkinson Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fort Atkinson area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Fort Atkinson Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fort Atkinson Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Fort Atkinson Award Program

The Fort Atkinson Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fort Atkinson area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

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OSHA Listens

Recently OSHA held a public meeting “OSHA Listens”, asking for public feedback on key issues the agency faces. The following nine questions were the different topics discussed:


What can the agency do to enhance and encourage the efforts of employers, workers and unions to identify and address workplace hazards?

What are the most important emerging or unaddressed health and safety issues in the workplace, and what can OSHA do to address these?

How can the agency improve its efforts to engage stakeholders in programs and initiatives?

What specific actions can the agency take to enhance the voice of workers in the workplace, particularly workers who are hard to reach, do not have ready access to information about hazards or their rights, or are afraid to exercise their rights?

Are there additional measures to improve the effectiveness of the agency’s current compliance assistance efforts and the on site consultation program, to ensure that small businesses have the information needed to provide safe workplaces?

Given the length and difficulty of the current OSHA rule making process, and given the need for new standards that will protect workers from unaddressed, inadequately addressed and emerging hazards, are there policies and procedures that will decrease the time to issue final standards so that OSHA may implement needed protections in a timely manner?

As we continue to progress through a new information age vastly different from the environment in which OSHA was created, what new mechanisms or tools can the agency use to more effectively reach high risk employees and employers with training, education and outreach? What is OSHA doing now that may no longer be necessary?

Are there indicators, other than work site injuries and illness logs, that OSHA can use to enhance resource targeting?

In the late 1980s, OSHA and its stakeholders worked together to update the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) (exposure limits for hazardous substances; most adopted in 1971), but the effort was unsuccessful. Should updating the PELs be a priority for the agency? Are there suggestions for ways to update the PELs, or other ways to control workplace chemical exposures?

There was some great discussions out in the blog & twitter world in response.  What would your advice to OSHA be?  Are there any suggestions in the area of safety glasses or fall protection in particular?

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Safety Don’t: Strapping Yourself to a Tree You’re Chainsawing


Do you ever have those moments when you wonder, “What are they thinking?” When you you hold your breath and just hope nothing happens as you hold your cell phone wondering if you’ll have to call 911? And about perfectly normal, seemingly sensible people? Those thoughts went through my head last week when my neighbor strapped himself to a tree and ladder while chainsawing. He did have his safety glasses on … after his wife made him.

The top three causes of death for tree trimmers is electrocution, falls and being hit by parts of the tree.

Some important safety equipment when cutting down trees: safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, boots and chainsaw chaps. Also the appropriate ropes and harnesses if applicable. Remember to be prepared for the unexpected and properly educate yourself before attempting any DIY tree projects. OHSA has some great  resources that are very helpful in better understanding hazards & solutions to them.

Chain Saw Safety 1 Tree Cutting 1

Thanks to my neighbors for allowing me take and post these photos.

Top Choices for Affordable Safety Glasses

My fruit basket is full of safety glasses. Really. It makes sense when you know that my writing station is located close to the double decker fruit basket where I hang safety glasses after trying them out. I decided to go
through and share my favorites.

I have a couple of favorites I use for biking or if I have to do yard work.

I go for fit, style and comfort. My buddy, aka Mellon head, also has somefavorites but basically, if they fit his melon head, he’s happy.

Top Safety Glasses Choices at a Low Cost:
-Sharp looking, comfy and cheap. What can be better than that? Elvex Sphere-X Ultimate Blue Blocker Safety Glasses are perfect for females or males with narrow faces. They’re snug without being too tight.
-I’m a big fan of indoor/outdoor safety glasses and that’s why the Elvex Avion and Pyramex Intruder are perfect. I love that they’re multi-purpose.
-Got the melon head thing going on? Finding safety glasses that have flexible temples is a must for you. Try the Elvex’s Trix and you’ll notice you can’t beat the price.

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Scratched Safety Glasses – Damn!

The number one complaint we hear about safety glasses?  Scratches.  What can one do about it?  Research shows not much. There are many different products that claim to remove scratches, but most reviews are negative.  Just search “Liquid Scratch Removal Kit” if you want to get an earful.  Brusso, Armor etch, and Glass Etching Cream are just a few of the suggestions out there.  Many of these are actually removing the anti-reflective coating where the scratches were located, not removing the scratches from the plastic.

Here are some things you CAN do:

Use a carrying case when not in use.  We found a microfiber bag works great for not only cleaning the safety glasses but also protecting them from scratches.  Also it’s compact and easily fits into your pocket or attaches to the side of a purse.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) Some lens are listed as hard coat lens seem to help avoid scratches as well. We have noticed a difference in the coating helping decrease the amount of scratching, but it’s not a perfect world.

We’ve noticed that mid-to-higher end safety glasses are less likely to get scratched- the $2 pair is more likely to get scratched.

Don’t clean them with paper towels! Use a clothe instead.

I wish I had better news for you. Here, let me make you feel better. You could have bought the $15 Liquid Scratch Removal kit that is worthless to get rid of the scratches in your $7 safety glasses.

If you have some kind of miracle solution, we would love to hear about it. Send us a note.