Safety share: How to view the solar eclipse safely
Here are some tips from the National Safety Council on how to view the solar eclipse safely:
- Do not look directly at the sun.
- Do not use homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark sunglasses.
- Use special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers, to view the eclipse.
- Read and follow filter instructions and supervise children.
- In any stage of eclipse, do not look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device, and never use solar filters with these devices, as concentrated solar rays will damage them and can cause serious eye injury.
- Inspect your solar filter before use. If it is scratched or damaged, discard the filter.
- Pinhole projection is a safe way to view the sun in indirect fashion.
Additional details are available in this safety share, courtesy of Marta Bleich (STE). Please print and share with colleagues and/or staff.
Begin each meeting with a safety share. It encourages group discussion, keeps safety at the forefront of our minds each and every day, and it gets us in the habit of sharing of best practices with one another.
Each month a safety share submitted by an individual will be selected to receive a Spot Award for demonstrated safety leadership. The Spot Award program offers three award levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25).