Safety Glasses | Protective Glasses

Safety glasses or goggles are forms of safety or protective eye glasses at work that usually protects the eyes and surrounding of it. Safety or protective glasses can be used any time for any purpose.
Mostly injury eye injury occurs with flying particles. Next most common eye injuries can happen due to chemical splash. As per The Occupational Safety And Health Administration’ (OSHA’s) eye and face protection standards “the employer shall ensure that each employee uses appropriate face and eye protection when exposed to facial hazard from flying particles (metal or wood chips), molten (hot) metal, liquid chemicals, acids, caustic soda, dried lime powder, chemical vapour or gases and potentially dangerous light radiations (ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure). Chemicals fall or foreign particles or objects in the eye cut or scrapes or damage the tissues in the eye are common eye injuries that occur at work.

Workers experience eye injuries at the work place for two major reasons:
• Workers were not wearing eye protection.
• Workers were wearing the wrong kind of protection at work.

As per OSHA, personal protective eye-wear such as safety glasses, goggles, face shields or full face respirators must be used. The necessary eye and face protection depends upon the type of hazard, the circumstances of exposure, other protective or safety equipment used and individual vision needs.

How to protect face and eyes from injury?
• At work worker should know about facial and eye safety danger.

• Before starting work eliminate hazards by using screen guards (machine), work screens and other safety engineering controls.

• Use proper eye and face protective wear.

• Keep your safety eyewear in good condition at safe place and should be replaced if it is damaged.

• There are different types of protective glasses:
Safety glasses with prescription or non-prescription are designed to provide significant eye protection. Safety glasses should have polycarbonate or Trivex or equivalent lenses with shell full frames large size. Safety glasses should be following American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard. Safety glasses provide eyes protection from foreign bodies, dust, chips and flying particles. Safety glasses should be wraparound style which provides additional side protection.

Protective goggles can provide protection from direct dust and chemical splash. Wraparound safety goggles provide a secure shield around the eye and protect from any type of hazard coming from any directions. Safety or protective goggles can be worn over contact lenses.

• Special filtered protective goggles protect the eyes from optical radiations exposure (welding or working with lasers).

• Safety glasses lenses should be made with Polycarbonate or Trivex material to provide highest level of protection from impact.