For which activities must goggles be worn? To determine this, it is the duty of the employer to evaluate any potential health risks. Providing high quality and compliant personal protective equipment means the employer is keeping works safe and compliant. Damage to the eyes can happen relatively quickly. But prevention is easier than you think.
Eye and face protection must be worn where there is potential for injury to the eyes or face. [1910.266(d)(1)(vii)]
The protective equipment must comply with ANSI standards [1910.133(b)] (Subpart I, ANSI Z87.1-1989 if purchased after July 5, 1994, or ANSI Z87.1-1968 if purchased before July 5, 1994).
Depending on the application, a corresponding pair of glasses or goggles must be selected.
Flying particles (dust, splinters, chips etc.)
Liquids (acids, alkalis etc.)
Chemical gases or vapors
Radiation (UV rays, light, infrared light)
The protective glove must be selected accordingly for its use. At DENIOS, you will find protective gloves in the following categories cut protection, chemical protection, heat and cold protection as well as protection against mechanical risks. Renowned brands such as Honeywell, Ansell, Showa, Radians, and Mechanix Wear all have the necessary seal of approval.
DENIOS is the expert for environmentally friendly storage and safe handling of hazardous materials. Another vital aspect of daily production is the protection of human life. Combining safety, efficiency, and effectiveness, DENIOS offers both safety equipment and practical assistance for day-to-day operations. These are essential in order to avoid health complications and explosions and fires.
Safety glasses are a good choice when impact protection is most important. Safety glasses should not be worn if you are trying to protect your eyes from liquids, vapors, or dust. In these cases a goggle is the better option.
Before buying, you should make sure that the type of goggles, matches the application. Here are some common types of goggles:
Direct Vent Goggles
These goggles are designed to promote airflow to help reduce fogging. These goggles are good for protection against impacts but do not meet the need for liquid splash protection, vapor, chemical, or dust exposure.
Indirect Vent Goggles
The purpose of these goggles is to protect the wearer from liquid splashes. This type of goggle should not be used where chemical gases or vapors are present. They do allow some airflow, and this helps to reduce fogging, but these types of goggles will fog up more than the direct vent goggles. Select a goggle with an anti-fogging coating for the best reduction of fogging.
This goggle has no venting and offers protection against vapors, liquid, and dust. They will fog up quickly, and should always have an anti-fog lens.
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