The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire country since 1918 will happen on Monday and understandably there are some insurance issues that arise:
Amy K. Harper, a director at the National Safety Council, said, “An employer should provide ISO 12312-2 compliant viewing glasses if they are encouraging or hosting a viewing party.” Employers should also be familiar with NASA’s safety guidelines that suggest people not look directly at the sun. Employees injured using a camera, binoculars or telescope to look directly at the sun can cause eye injuries in which employees may be covered under workers compensation.
Erie Insurance brings us a solar eclipse safety check: 1. Don’t look directly at the sun; 2. Keep your eyes on the road; 3. Renting out your home? Check your liability coverage.
NASA’s excellent safety information here.