Homestory #2: craft room

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products.
Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Christian G. from Forchheim is a project manager in the machine construction industry by profession, but in his spare time, he loves to potter away in his craft room in the cellar. In the interview below he tells us how he protects himself from danger in his hobby:

homestory2_hobbykelleruvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby in which you use uvex personal protective equipment?

CG: I predominantly use uvex products for DIY tasks at home.  Whenever I am drilling, turning, working with a chainsaw, milling or grinding, I wear uvex safety spectacles.

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

CG: The main issue is chips and shavings that fly around following any such rotary activity, which can be dangerous if they go in my eyes.

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

CG: My protection comprises suitable clothing, safety gloves, hearing protection, dust mask and safety spectacles.

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

CG: I use uvex hearing protection as well as the safety eyewear.

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby?

CG: By using these products, I feel safer when I carrying out such activities and am therefore able to better concentrate on the task in hand.

Christian G. clearly explains that the right level of protection is not just important at work, but also for hobbies and DIY at home. As a rule, it is important to always be suitably protected when working with machines, even at home, and not to treat personal safety lightly.
Thank you for talking to us, Christian G. We wish him all the best and continued pleasure as he safely continues as a hobby craftsman.

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

Homestory #1: Forestry work

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Sebastian S. from Upper Franconia is a policeman by profession, but in his spare time, he and his father go into the forest to collect firewood. In the interview below he tells us more about using uvex products:

homestory2_wald__300pxuvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby/leisure activity in which you use uvex personal protective equipment.

SeS: My father and I primarily use uvex products in the forest and in the garden. We above all prepare firewood for the winter and carry out gamekeeping in the hunting area.

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

SeS: First and foremost, there is of course a risk of injuring my hands by scratching them on thorns, bushes and branches. Noise exposure is the big issue when using a chainsaw, as well as the danger of being hit by bits of wood and branches flying around.

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

SeS: In the forest, I always wear the complete safety outfit, including a helmet, goggles and gloves. I would also never be without a pair of light duty safety shoes.

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

SeS: My helmet is uvex pheos forest, which already features an integrated mesh visor. In addition, I most like wearing uvex C500 dry safety gloves. They not only afford me the right level of protection when using the chainsaw and circular saw, but also provide an excellent grip. I use other uvex products as and when required.

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby/leisure activity?

SeS: From when I first started using uvex equipment, I above all noticed that it is extremely durable, even when put under extreme pressure. Other products from different manufacturers often promised the earth, but they did not deliver. I also noticed that even after a long tough day on my feet, they still felt relaxed when I had been wearing the safety footwear. To sum up, I now enjoy working in the forest even more! And I am not just talking about my own experience here. My father has been using uvex products as long as I have.

Sebastian S. and his father are setting a great example in the forest. The importance of the right protection is often underestimated when in the local forest. Major injuries are often caused as a result of not having any head protection and wearing incorrect clothing. Our thanks to Sebastian G. for talking to us and we wish him and his father a safe and happy time working in the forest.

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

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The Prince of Tides: oil and gas production in South Africa

uvexTREME – the toughest jobs in the world

We all know that every job has its tough side, but there are jobs that are much tougher than we could ever imagine, where people take on the greatest risks and overcome all dangers with passion and courage. As passion and courage alone are not protection enough, uvex safety provides that added extra for everyday work. “Everyday” is not really the right word for this kind of job.

 

Oil and gas production in South Africa

We turn up the heating, sit down on the sofa, relax, warm up and get comfortable. Considerably less comfortable, however, are those who ensure we always have enough oil and gas.

Offshore drilling rig workers in South Africa must give their all every single day. Coming into contact with hydrogen sulphide, silicon dioxide, oil mist and mercury as well as various other chemicals over the course of their work poses a constant threat to their health. Not to mention the constant risk of explosions and flash fires from the different gases they work with. Bad weather and wind also mean there is always a risk of slipping and falling through to one of the lower levels.

High temperatures and extreme humidity on the drilling rigs are exacerbated by the permanent wetness. Over the course of a long shift, workers are exposed in the daytime to piercing sunlight, which is reflected even more in the large area of water, and at night they must deal with blindingly bright artificial light.

The extremely high level of noise pollution is almost the least of all the evils. Workers often have to climb into confined spaces for maintenance and repair work, where they can only move around on their hands and knees – and even sometimes just on their stomach.

uvex helps make the drilling rigs as safe as possible for those who work there by providing protective eyewear, face masks and gloves. The very least it can do to help those risking their lives out at sea so that we can be warm on the sofa.

 

How extreme is your job?

Is your job the toughest in the world? Why not show us!

 

Be part of “uvexTreme – the toughest jobs in the world. Tell us your story on facebook/uvexsafetygroup or send us an e-mail to safety@uvex.de.

uvex CR for medicine and the pharmaceutical industry

action_uvex_CR_367_HDRThere is autoclavable safety eyewear. And then there is uvex CR.

Professional occupational safety for laboratories, clinics, cleanrooms and food manufacturing. We have developed the first autoclavable safety goggles with anti-fog coating for specialist requirements.
From ultra-light safety spectacles to goggles with a panorama lens, the uvex CR range offers the perfect safety eyewear for any area of application, specifically designed for repeated autoclave sterilisation. Steam sterilisation by heating in an autoclave is a widespread practice in the pharmaceutical industry, in laboratories, medical practices and hospitals.
The aim of this process is to achieve the maximum level of sterilisation (i.e. elimination of all viable microorganisms such as bacteria, spores and viruses). Steam sterilisation is considered to be the most effective sterilisation process (compared to gamma rays and chemical sterilisation). Alongside an exemplary level of protection, our uvex CR eyewear offers maximum functionality, outstanding wearer comfort and innovative design. This is first-class protective eyewear “Made in Germany”.

 

action_uvex_CR_142_HDRThe revolution in cleanrooms – uvex CR with anti-fog coating.

From complicated procedures in operations to working in pharmaceutical manufacturing, employees must be able to completely rely on their protective equipment at all times.
uvex CR eyewear is specially designed to meet the highest demands of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. The special anti-fog coating guarantees perfect anti-fogging, during physically demanding work as well as in extremely warm and damp conditions. They can also be perfectly combined with respirators. uvex CR eyewear can be autoclaved up to ten times (20 minutes each cycle, at 121°C), after which replacement of eyewear is recommended, or lens replacement in the case of uvex ultrasonic CR wide-vision goggles.

In some areas, it is not only the person, but also the product which needs to be protected. For example, in cleanroom production, a single dust particle can damage delicate components. Autoclavable uvex CR safety eyewear is perfectly suited for sterile working environments, e.g. food production. At the same time, the eyewear not only fulfils all safety norms in accordance with EN 166, but even exceeds the requirements. From the innovative anti-fog coating to the duo component technology for maximum wearer comfort, the pioneering functionality of the uvex CR means it is the optimum protective equipment for use in research and development. In addition to sophisticated functionality and optimal comfort, our products set themselves apart through modern, sporty designs.

 

action_uvex_CR_049_HDRAlways have everything in view – with non-fogging uvex CR safety eyewear.

At only 98g, the uvex ultrasonic CR are very light autoclavable wide-vision goggles. The anti-fog lenses with a wide panoramic field of vision guarantee optimum vision at all times. They offer exceptional wearer comfort through duo component technology and an adjustable silicone headband. Indirect ventilation ensures a pleasant non-irritating interior environment. They can also be worn over most spectacles. In contrast to the ultrasonic CR, competitors on the market are all uncoated. These globally unique autoclavable goggles with anti-fog coating are a step ahead. The coating is an unsurpassable benefit for the wearer, particularly when combined with respirators.

uvex super fit CR are autoclavable and extremely lightweight spectacles. The ultra-thin, scratch-proof lenses offer optimum protection against mechanical hazards. The innovative anti-fog coating guarantees a perfect panoramic field of vision, even in high air humidity and when exposed to extreme temperature variation.

uvex super f OTG CR is autoclavable eyewear with innovative lens technology. The panorama field of vision ensures absolute anti-fogging and maximum vision. Also specifically suitable for use over prescription spectacles. The extremely flexible soft ear pieces adapt perfectly to the head shape and ensure a secure and pressure-free fit, even when worn for extended periods.

All uvex CR models meet the specifications of optical grade 1 and all safety norms in accordance with EN 166. The eyewear is manufactured from non-allergenic materials which are free of harmful substances, and is of course “Made in Germany”.

uvex CR for medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. Sterile eye protection in every situation.

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Battle in the depths of the earth: underground mining in South Africa

uvexTREME – the toughest jobs in the world

We all know that every job has its tough side, but there are jobs that are much tougher than we could ever imagine, where people take on the greatest risks and overcome all dangers with passion and courage. As passion and courage alone are not protection enough, uvex safety provides that added extra for everyday work. “Everyday” is not really the right word for this kind of job.

 

There could scarcely be a tougher job: in South Africa’s underground mining industry, thousands of miners work long shifts each day of up to 12 hours. It is an absolutely extreme situation where man and materials are repeatedly pushed to their limits.

Working in constant darkness, where the sudden artificial tunnel lighting or a torch on someone’s helmet creates glaring dazzling light. Permanent exposure to dust that puts a strain on lungs and airways as well as immense levels of noise, which are multiplied by the narrow shafts. Extreme climatic conditions with high temperatures and oppressive humidity; tunnels in which movement is sometimes only possible in a crouched position or even by sliding along on your stomach.  Strong infrared radiation from welding work, not to mention the incalculable risks of falling debris and stones.

Without appropriate protection, such as the skyguard safety eyewear, the whisper noise protection and the silv-Air Classic FFP2v breathing protection masks from uvex, work under these conditions would scarcely be possible.

Day in and day out, South Africa’s miners do a job that is unparalleled. This deserves not only our respect, but also our maximum protection.

 

How extreme is your job?

Is your job the toughest in the world? Why not show us!

 

Be part of “uvexTreme – the toughest jobs in the world. Tell us your story on facebook/uvexsafetygroup or send us an e-mail to  safety@uvex.de.

 

 

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Staying cool: crude oil production in Russia

uvexTREME – the toughest jobs in the world

We all know that every job has its tough side, but there are jobs that are much tougher than we could ever imagine, where people take on the greatest risks and overcome all dangers with passion and courage. As passion and courage alone are not protection enough, uvex safety provides that added extra for everyday work. “Everyday” is not really the right word for this kind of job.

 

The word “Siberia” is immediately associated with snow storms and icy coldness, but not necessarily with people there producing huge quantities of crude oil round the clock under these extreme conditions.

Anyone looking for the toughest job in the world will find it in Siberia. One of the biggest risks in this kind of work is that oil will spurt out of a well and anyone operating the machinery, which is still under enormous pressure, might be hit by the escaping oil. Work on steam generators is also a constant source of danger as, time and time again, the high pressure involves dealing with emissions of scalding hot steam, contamination from burning oil and the uncontrolled discharge of sand. And, as if that was not enough, workers often have to carry out their tasks in the snow at temperatures as low as -50 degrees. uvex safety eyewear with a special anti-fogging coating noticeably minimises the risks for wearers. Unfortunately, uvex cannot change the weather.

 

How extreme is your job?

Is your job the toughest in the world? Why not show us!

 

Be part of “uvexTreme – the toughest jobs in the world. Tell us your story on facebook/uvexsafetygroup or send us an e-mail to  safety@uvex.de.

 

uvex coating expertise “made in Germany”

The coating technologies developed in house are our corce competence

As an innovative brand system provider with manufacturing expertise, we aim to offer our customers the optimum products for all manner of work requirements. Our uvex safety eyewear, with maximum wearer comfort, 100% UV 400 protection and unique coating technology, help us to achieve this goal. At our headquarters in the Franconian town of Fürth, we manufacture products in the competence field of eye protection, from the plastic frame to the coated lens. The correct coating is essential in order to provide safety eyewear suitable for virtually any application.

 

High-tech environment at our production site in Fürth

With our own fundamental research division, ideas are implemented and projects are realised in the area of coatings. Mechanical, optical and functional properties are continuously scrutinised in our own testing laboratory. With more than 85 years of experience in occupational safety, we know what it takes and offer our customers two coating methods for optimum wear features.

uvex optidur coated lenses have the same properties on both sides of the lens. The uvex optidur NCH coating provides extreme scratch resistance and resistance to chemicals on both sides and particularly good cleaning qualities, making it ideal for dusty and robust working environments.

 

uvex supravision coating for optimum anti-fogging protection on the inside and scratch resistance on the outside

The highlight and core competence in the field of eye protection is the innovative supravision technology. This enables us to coat a lens so that it is scratch-resistant on the outside and non-fogging on the inside. The outside of the lens is also resistant to chemicals and very easy to clean and therefore has an extremely long lifespan.  On the inside, the duration of the anti-fogging markedly exceeds the standard requirement of 8 seconds. uvex supravision HC-AF offers wearers fog-free vision for twice as long as the norm, while the anti-fog performance of supravision is even three times greater than that required by the standard. They are particularly suited to working environments where eyewear suddenly mists up and has to be cleaned frequently. Compared with many competing models on the market, our uvex coatings are permanent and do not wash off, even when cleaned repeatedly. Customers therefore have durable, functional and perfectly fitting safety eyewear.  For work areas with extremely high air humidity and persistent exposure to condensation, a special anti-fog coating has been developed that gives wearers lasting mist-free vision. Supravision extreme coated lenses are also scratch-resistant on the outside and offer an anti-fog performance on the inside, which does not become saturated, so never steams up. The super fit ETC model, which has been specially developed for environments with changing temperatures and has an extreme coating on both sides, offers the perfect solution. To protect our eyes from optical hazards due to infra-red radiation, we offer a special infradur coating, which protects against infra-red radiation and ultraviolet light as well as minimising welding spark damage. The new infradur AF coating also offers an anti-fogging effect on the inside, which protects wearers from condensation when working.

 

 

Innovation made in Germany

To coincide with this year’s A+A trade fair in Dusseldorf, we shall be presenting a new coating technology: uvex supravision CR.
This is an innovative coating with anti-fogging protection for the new uvex CR models that has been specially designed for multiple sterilisation in autoclaves.

Experience the benefits of our coating expertise and inform yourself about other interesting topics in the field of eye protection. You are also welcome to visit our headquarters and see the unique eye protection competence centre for yourself.

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