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What is Blue Light?

The sun emits red, orange, yellow, green, blue and countless other shades of visible light. This colour is determined by the light’s energy and wavelength. The more energy, the shorter the wave length. It may surprise you, but the light that contains the most energy is blue light, also known as high-energy visible light (HEV). Blue light wavelengths are just long enough that they can been seen with the human eye, unlike higher energy, shorter wavelength, ultraviolet light. The Earth’s main source of blue light is the sun, but blue light is also be emitted from electronic devices such as computers, tablets and mobile phones. In total, blue light accounts for approximately one third of all vis

Why Wear Polarised Safety Glasses?

In the workplace we know the importance of keeping eyes protected from potential impact hazards. What we often forget is to protect our eyes from an everyday hazard, the sun. The light that the sun produces can cause glare, chaotic light that overwhelms the eye and reduces visibility. Working on or near a reflective surface such as roofing or water can amplify this further, up to 80%. In order to combat the amount of light entering your eye the body’s natural defence is to squint or close the eye altogether. Not only does this reduce visibility, but causes immense strain on the eye contributing to overall body fatigue. This effect can be combated with polarised glasses, as know as anti glare

Types of Respirators

Understanding the Types of Respiratory Protection Selecting the correct respiratory protection is vital. There are many hazards in the workplace that can cause both short and long term respiratory damage. Below is a breakdown of the different types and styles of respirators available to help protect workers. If you are unsure of your requirements, or would like further assistance please contact ATOM Safety. There are two types of respiratory protection – negative and positive pressure. Negative pressure relies on the user drawing air through the cartridge or filter, whereas positive power units are battery operated, pulling air through the cartridge or filter. Negative respirators can be ei

Safety Glasses Selection Guide

Whether you call them safety glasses or safety spectacles, the right pair can not only keep your eyes protected, but enhance your vision and clarity. Don't know what pair are right for you? We've decoded the options to help you make a better choice! Want more information on what safety glasses are best for you and your team? Contact your local ATOM Safety representative. Structure Safety glasses come in countless shapes, sizes and models. Some common variations are listed below. Make sure that you select a style that is comfortable for you. The more comfortable they are, the more likely it is you'll keep them on! Lens Tint Your ideal lens tint is determined by your working environment. W

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