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Factory Workers' Eyesight (Protection)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour what special steps are being taken in Royal Ordnance factories for the protection of the eyesight of workers; and whether, where required, similar schemes are being extended throughout the war industries of the country?

The main provisions for the protection of the eyesight of workpeople in factories are the requirements that lighting shall be sufficient and suitable and that where a process involves a special risk of injury to eyes from flying fragments or other hazards suitable goggles or effective screens must be provided. These requirements apply to all factories, including Royal Ordnance factories.