When it comes to keeping businesses safe here in the Salt Lake City area–we often think of our safety and security windows films. They keep shattered glass in place after a high-velocity blow or fall–protecting employees. But, as we have seen throughout the years, there is more to keeping workers safe than just protecting them from random attacks and falls. Creating a harm-free environment is part of that too. As it were, there is a silent, slower threat to the employees of your Salt Lake City offices, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and more–glare.

Why Glare May be Violating OSHA Workplace Standards

Glare is 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.”

We are betting more people can think of more than a few places in their work environment that fit that description exactly. OSHA’s require employers to provide good lighting–which can’t be excessive. Under this definition glare sure sounds like a workplace hazard. But there is more. 

Why Glare is So Dangerous in Salt Lake City Workspaces

Excessive sun and glare are dangerous anywhere. Here in SLC, the stakes are higher because of the elevation. Glare from windows causes not only an annoyance but harm to employees including:

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

All of these make for a poor working environment, 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 stop glare on windows at your business while still letting in natural light and keeping employees safe and happy is through window film. It stops the excessive light that causes eye, skin, and muscle ailments and keeps screens clear. It also blocks 99.9% of harmful UV radiation keeping your employees better protected from cancer and diseases of the eyes and skin. Window tinting is a wonderful and affordable technology and one that will pay for itself via utility savings and human resource preservation many times over.

For more information on window film for your Salt Lake City business contact us at Salt Lake Window Tinting today!


Mike Kinsey is the head of operations for Salt Lake Window Tinting, one of the largest and most highly regarded window film companies in Utah. For the past decade, Mike has been using his extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management abilities to recommend window film solutions that help property owners achieve their architectural goals. From helping customers fight climbing energy costs to implementing effective security and branding solutions, Mike does it all. He oversees every project from start to finish and is the main point of contact for customers. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-versed in the nuances of both commercial and residential installs.