Workplace safety means different things to different industries and settings. Although the first thing that comes to mind is probably keeping safety from dangers like slip and falls or shattering glass. We thought so too but over the years we have realized threats at work can be invisible–like glare. It is a threat to the comfort and health of all employees here in Fort Collins offices, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.  

Why Glare May be Violating OSHA Workplace Standards

Glare id defined as:

“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.”

If you have ever sat in a sunny place in an office or other professional setting, you likely understand first hand how annoying and uncomfortable it can be. It could even fit OSHAs description of a hazard since employers are required to provide proper and healthy lighting levels. Even if this is not the case–it is really bad for employees in many ways

Why Glare is So Dangerous in Fort Collins Workspaces

Here in Fort Collins, the sun is extra intense and dangerous because we are at a mile-high elevation. Therefore it causes more extreme issues like:

  • Eye Strain
  • Headaches
  • UV Radiation Exposure
  • Sunburn
  • Neck and Shoulder Strain
  • Blurry Vision

These types of conditions aren’t just inconvenient but could be crippling. They are bad for employees and business too! In fact, workplaces with these types of glare problems have more tardiness and absenteeism.

Window Film: The Solution to Glare on Workplace Windows

The perfect solution to excessive glare coming through the windows of your business is window film. It works with no loss of natural light. It keeps light in check– stopping 99.9% of the UV rays that cause eye and skin disease. It is also affordable and paying for itself in just a few years. 

For more information on window film for your Fort Collins business contact us at Fort Collins Window Tinting today!


Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has been working in the window tinting industry for over 10 years. Since 2008, he and his team have assisted on numerous installs in the Fort Collins area, totaling approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of film. As the Operations Manager for Fort Collins Window Tinting, Mike's duties include project management, customer relations, and sales. He is well-versed in the technical procedures for window film installation as well as the differences between the hundreds of types and styles of film on the market. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is regarded as one of the top experts in his field.