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Table 1 Occupational tasks performed by workers (n = 500; Al-Ain industrial areas, November 2018–June 2019)

From: Personal protective eyewear usage among industrial workers in small-scale enterprises

Type of work Number (%)
Standing/observing/assisting 450 (90%)
Cleaning 450 (90%)
Hammering 425 (85%)
Sanding 425 (85%)
Manual handling 350 (70%)
Drilling 325 (65%)
Chipping 300 (60%)
Gas welding 275 (55%)
Arc welding (electric welding) 275 (55%)
Grinding 275 (55%)
Power sawing 250 (50%)
Painting 100 (20%)
Hand sawing 50 (10%)
Chiseling 25 (5%)
  1. Data are presented as number (%)
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