As a leading provider of OSHA-grade protective
eyewear for the U.S. military, law enforcement, America’s workforce and outdoor
enthusiasts everywhere, Wiley X®, Inc. is constantly concerned about
safety. When June rolls around each
year, however, Wiley X gets especially “focused” on the subject of safety — and
this year is no exception.
Across America, June is National Safety Month,
an educational and awareness campaign put on by the National Safety Council. The council puts out a variety of materials
and resources designed to help people stay safe and prevent accidental injuries
on the job and in everyday life.
The theme for 2014 National Safety Month is
“Safety: It Takes All of Us” — and this
couldn’t fit better with Wiley X’s philosophy about vision protection. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, an
estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces every day. Their findings also conclude that 90% of
these injuries could be prevented with the use of proper protective
eyewear. It’s a clear reason why Wiley X
takes eye protection so seriously and the driving force behind the company’s
vision to develop OSHA-grade eyewear.
“Throughout the year, we drive home the
importance of wearing proper eye protection on the job and during all outdoor
activities,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “The U.S. Department of Labor also reports
that nearly three out of every five workers injured were not wearing eye
protection at the time of accident.
These numbers prove that the best protection in the world can’t help you
if you’re not wearing it. This is why we
make eye protection that is stylish and comfortable to wear, so people will
want to wear it all the time,” added Freeman.
new-for-2014 WX Arrow and WX Knife are perfect examples of Wiley X’s
commitment. Like every member of the
company’s popular Climate Control™ Series, these models feature a patented
removable, soft-foam Facial Cavity™ Seal to block out wind, dust and reflected
light. This not only protects the eyes,
it helps provide sharp, undistracted vision for a wide variety of
activities. Both the WX Arrow and WX
Knife are offered in a range of stylish and functional frame/lens combinations,
helping all wearers find the ideal look and performance for every activity both
indoors and out.
almost all Wiley X styles, these new models are also Rx-ready. This provides people who need corrective
lenses with the perfect, no compromise solution and a stylish, comfortable
alternative to wearing traditional “safety glasses” over their eyewear. The new WX Arrow and WX Knife are also the latest Wiley X styles
designed to hold the innovative RX Rim System, which provides expanded Rx
capabilities up to +5.00 and -7.00.
Wiley X has a long tradition of protecting eyes
in the most challenging environments.
Both the new WX Arrow and WX Knife meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High
Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, as well EN.166 Standards,
providing occupational grade protection whether on the job or having fun on
weekends. Wiley X is the only premium
sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes.
To learn more about National Safety Month and
the free safety-oriented resources offered by the National Safety Council,
visit www.nsc.org. For more information on
the new Climate Control WX Arrow and WX Knife— or Wiley X’s complete line of
performance protective eyewear for work and play — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA
94550 · Telephone: (800) 776-7842 · Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.
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