Here is a fun video that uses food to demonstrate why PPE (personal protective equipment) is important. It also shows why non-safety eye wear doesn’t provide as much protection as you would like. In the database I’ve seen one near-miss where the person’s glasses were fortunately enough to protect their eyes from a piece of wood, but in another case, someone suffered permanent eye damage from a steel burr because they weren’t wearing any eye protection. We also have numerous cases of injuries as a result of getting stepped on, something getting dropped, or stepping on something while not wearing protective footwear. A lot of PPE is cheap and readily available, so make sure you have some and are wearing it!