66451Blanchett_HRJune Is National Safety Month — And Wiley X Supports Efforts to Raise Awareness, Reduce Accidents

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.

The 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.

Like 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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