OSHA has extensive workplace regulations for eye and face protection for employee safety as detailed in 29 CFR 1910.133 and ANSI Z87.1-2003. According to OSHA approx 90% of eye injuries in the workplace can be prevented through the use of personal protective eyewear.
"The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation." [OSHA 1910.133(a)(1)]
This All Safety Products newsletter discusses various choices for employees and employers where eye and face protection are required. All Safety Products provides a full range of eyewear and eyewear accessories to ensure the safety of the employee.
Choices for eye wear protection When reviewing eyewear protection, consider the work environment, prescription eyewear needs, worker comfort, style preferences and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) being worn. Consider the lens type and the style.
Picking the right lens There is a wide selection of lens colors with varying degrees of tint. The following are different lenses and percentages of VLT (Visual Light Transmission):
Indoor/Outdoor (I/O) 50%-55%
Filter Shades protect against ultra violet light and infrared radiation. Special laser safety eyewear is required when working with lasers.
Picking the right style There are multiple types including
o Single Lens
o Dual Lens
o Wrap Around
o Side Shields
o UV Protection
o Adjustable Nose Fittings
o Smart Lens Photo Chromic Eyewear
Buy the right eye and face protection equipment!
o Be aware of imitations and no name brands.
o Look for specific applications for your personal protection equipment.
o Make sure the safety glasses fit you well using the correct filter from the chart below.
Operation Being Performed Recommended filter shade for eyewear protection
Torch Soldering 2
Torch Brazing 3-4
Light cutting up to 1 " 3-4
Medium Cutting to 6" 4-5
Heavy Cutting over 6" 5-6
Gas welding up to 1/8" 5
Gas welding up to 1/2" 5
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Additional OSHA or ANSI Safety Resources for eye and face safety protection
More detailed eye and face safety protection information on OSHA compliancy can be found at www.osha.gov (see 29 CFR 1910.133) and at www.ansi.org (reference Z87.1-2003) practice for educational eye and face protection.
To order or RFQ any of the safety eye and face protection products, please see detailed specifications, pricing and ordering information, www.allsafetyproducts.biz . All safety eyewear and face protection safety products carry a one year 100% manufacturer's warranty for any manufacturer defects in the workmanship of the products.
About All Safety Products Inc
All Safety Products Inc distributes a full range of safety products and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Industry and Government. Many of the safety products are OSHA and FDA compliant or NSF certified (when appropriate) and include: clothing, footwear, hand protection, monitors, respiratory protection, eye wash stations, hand wash stations, personal ventilation equipment, eye protection, portable sinks, plant maintenance equipment, fall protection, first aid, face and head protection, hearing protection, safety videos and training materials.
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