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Safety Eye Wear

Safety Eye Wear

In order to protect yourself from workplace hazards, safety eye wear should be incorporated into you personal suite of safety products. Along with protective gloves, earplugs, and body protection, the appropriate eye wear can eliminate much of the risk associated with occupational hazards. OSHA and ANSI have numerous regulations regarding the use of safety eye wear, and differing standards for different applications.

Common Applications and Usage of Safety Eye Wear

In a situation that involves the frequent use of chemical solvents, acids, or other chemical handling, employees are often exposed to chemical splashes, fumes and possibly even burns. In some of these situations, splash goggles offer an appropriate degree of protection, but other more volatile situations may necessitate using a face shield over a quality pair of goggles.

For mechanical applications, comparatively little safety eye wear is necessary. In many cases, dust goggles should protect your eyes from many of the present dangers. For heavy grinding or sharpening, however, a face shield can be used to protect your face from larger particles and sparks.

Some industrial uses expose workers to intense light as well as sparks and flying debris. For arc welding, spot welding, and burning or cutting applications involving the use of an acetylene torch, ANSI recommends using welding goggles or even welding helmets, complete with tinted lenses. Whatever the application, OSHA trained specialists are available for consultation. They can advise you on what eye wear is the best, safest, and legally recommended type for your needs.