When we often think of business safety, the first thing that comes to our mind is safety and security windows films. And it is true–they keep shattered glass in place after something like a person falling into happens or a high-velocity blow. However, throughout the years we have started to think of glare-reducing window film as part of creating a harm-free environment. Because glare, is, after all, a silent, slow threat to the health of employees here in Salt Lake City offices, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and more!
Why Glare May be Violating OSHA Workplace Standards
The definition of glare is:
“visual conditions in which there is excessive contrast or inappropriate distribution of light sources that disturb the observer or limits the ability to distinguish details and objects.”
In most commercial spaces there are quite a few places that fit those conditions exactly. As it were, OSHA requires employers to provide proper and healthy lighting levels. Excessive light, like glare, therefore could be considered a workplace hazard–it certainly sounds that way. But there is more.
Why Glare is So Dangerous in Salt Lake City Workspaces
No matter where you live in the country, sun and glare are dangerous. But here in the SLC area glare is even more intense– because of our elevation. Glare from windows annoys sure but it also causes harm to employees including:
- Eye Strain
- UV Radiation Exposure
- Neck and Shoulder Strain
- Blurry Vision
The risk of any of these from just going to work means a poor working environment. This not only is bad for employees but bad for business too! Workplaces with too much glare tend to have employees that are tardy or absent more frequently and less productive too!
Window Film: The Solution to Glare on Workplace Windows
The best way to keep glare from beaming through the windows of your business while keeping the natural light that Salt Lake City is known for AND keeping employees safe–is window film. It blocks excessive light and glare. It also stops the UV rays that cause eye, skin, and muscle discomfort. It also blocks 99.9% of UV radiation protecting employees from cancer and diseases of the eyes and skin. Window film technology is more than just amazing it is affordable too. It pays for itself in just a few years through utility savings.
For more information on window film for your Salt Lake City business contact us at Salt Lake City Commercial Window Tinting today!