September 26, 2022
Safety glasses in car dealerships

In car dealerships, mechanics face a lot of risks. Their eyes, which are often at the forefront of their daily tasks, are constantly at risk. To ensure a safe working environment, employers need to protect them adequately.

The eye protection experts at LookSecure share their top tips for choosing the right prescription safety glasses for your car dealership.

Safety glasses in car dealerships

Are dealers required to provide prescription safety glasses to their employees?

According to the CNESST, when a worker is exposed to risks that can cause eye injuries, wearing safety glasses is mandatory.

Car dealerships are therefore required to provide safety glasses to their mechanics who are exposed to risks at work. In addition to providing prescription safety glasses, they must comply with the CSA Z94.3 standard.

Risks and dangers for the eyes of mechanics

Mechanics face several ocular hazards in their workspace. Here are the main ones:

Mechanical risk

Tools used in car dealerships often pose eye hazards to mechanics. Machines and auto parts can project objects or particles into the air that can be deposited in the mechanics' eyes. The damage caused by these small shards of glass, metal fragments, plastic grains or dust could result in abrasion or bruising of the cornea.

Thermal risk

High temperatures are an additional hazard for workers. The heat from motors and batteries is an eye hazard for mechanics. Molten metals, flames, and sparks can also cause severe eye burns.

Chemical risk

Automotive fluids often used in dealerships can also have negative effects on mechanics' eyes. Engine oil droplets, splatter, and toxic paints can cause severe burns to the cornea and retina.

What feature should be prioritized for mechanics' eyewear?

Near the face

A mechanic’s job involves a lot of risks for the eyes, that's why it is important to have safety glasses that offer maximum protection. We recommend that you choose frames that are worn close to the face, as they will effectively protect the vision of your employees.

Our models of prescription safety glasses for mechanics

Here are our top models that will adequately protect your dealership's workers.

ArmourX 6009

ArmourX 6009 plastic frames offer optimal eye protection. Ideal for broad faces, these protective sealed and removable goggles are ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 certified. Equipped with side shields, they offer the ultimate comfort for safe work.

OnGard OG160S

The OG 160S plastic frames offer optimal eye protection. These goggles are ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 certified. With side shields and a silicone bridge, they offer the ultimate comfort to work safely.

How do you choose the right safety eyewear program for your car dealership

Learn our tips for selecting the right safety eyewear program to meet your dealership's safety standards.

Protective eyewear that meets the highest quality standards

It is important to select durable, comfortable materials for your glasses. Make sure they meet the highest quality and CSA Z94.3 standards.

The network of eye care providers

To choose their frames, your employees will have to visit one of our service points. They will then be able to perform an eye exam to ensure that their lenses are perfectly adapted to their vision. With 375 locations in Canada, your employees won't have to travel far to get maximum eye protection.

Expertise in your industry

Your mechanics have their own particular needs and requirements for eye protection. Follow our tips and tricks and don't hesitate to ask for more information related to your industry.

Ask our experts for advice

The LookSecure experts are at your disposal for any information request. They will gladly advise you and help you find the models that are adapted to your industry. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions.

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