Texas nurses may be aware of the heightened chances of injury that come with their profession. Nurses and health care workers are known to be among the most commonly injured employees nationwide. Although the incidence rate of injury among the average profession, including jobs known to be hazardous, such as oil field work, is only 3.4, hospitals report an average rate of 6.6 and nursing homes are even higher.
Eye injuries can happen to people who are engaged in a variety of occupations, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that construction is the second most dangerous job for these types of injuries. In Texas, working in the summer is especially dangerous because of environmental factors such as high winds, humidity, heat, and UV rays from sunlight, all of which contribute to eye injuries. Since every construction site is different and has its own hazards, there is no specific standard for eye protection.