Safety goggles are a mandatory PPE for any workplace. Safety glasses are Eye Protection gear, They protect against dust particles and other flying debris that can cause serious eye conditions like corneal abrasions or scratches. In this blog post, you’ll learn everything about safety goggles including the purpose of them, their benefits in the workplace as well as standard and requirements when using these important gear pieces.
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What are safety goggles?
Safety goggles are mandatory PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment) and a necessary requirement for any job site. safety goggles are designed to fit around the eye and shield it from different hazards like impact or chemical splash. To protect your eyes, you should always wear safety goggles.
Why do you need Safety Glasses?
It is very important to wear eye protection at the worksite. This will protect your eyes from any small particles that could get in them and cause damage like dust or debris, as well as dangerous chemicals if you are working with those materials.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 800,000 eye injuries occur in workplaces each year. These may be attributed to such factors as improper eyeglasses fit or quality and improperly worn safety glasses by employees.
Eye protection is an integral part of a safe workplace environment because it helps prevent injury that can potentially lead to blindness
Requirements & Standards of safety glasses:
Frame shall be comfortable to wear and not too heavy so you don’t lose. In addition, they should seal firmly around your face without being irritating or causing any skin irritation as well as meeting ANSI Z87-2003 standards for what makes an acceptable pair of eyewear in terms of design!
Safety glasses should be made of polycarbonate. They need to have a lens that is 3mm thick, scratch-resistant, and fog-free with side shields. The lenses of safety glasses must be resistant to high impact, chemicals, fog-free, sparks and dust. The lens should also protect against UV radiation. Furthermore, the minimum requirements reference BS EN 170-2003 or equivalent ANSI Z87.1-2003 level of protection for your eyesight.
Safety Goggles must be designed to fit over spectacles worn by a wearer, retain the seal where required.
Every goggle should come with a label that tells you what the goggles are for, who made them, Z87+ standard, and other important information. More details on your safety gear labels help protect both yourself and those around you by making sure they’re suitable for use.
Which types of Eye protection should I wear:
When choosing safety goggles, it is important to consider the different types of safety glass available. Basically Clear goggles are designed for indoor use and tinted or gray lenses can offer protection from outdoors but may not provide adequate visibility at night & indoor. Choose safety glass or safety goggles as per potential hazards like chemical, physical, UV, or splash hazards.
Why is it important to get new pairs periodically
Wearing Eye Protection can be a lifesaver for workers at many different jobs. This is because the lenses may become scratched or foggy with time, and they need to have perfect vision in order to do their job safely! Wearing your old pair might not give you the same level of protection and clear vision that’s why it is important to change safety goggles periodically or after damaged
The dangers that come with wearing old pairs of glasses
When we wear old pairs of Eye Protection, the scratches on the lenses can cause a distortion in our vision. And when frames are too loose or damaged, it’s easy for them to break off at an inconvenient time (like during work) If you use them for too long without replacing your spectacles, they could break and put us at risk of injury! damaged eye protection is actually a hazard
If you get something in your eye, immediately locate the nearest eyewash. Wash for 5-10 minutes to avoid any potential damage or irritation that could happen if left untreated. Seek medical attention and notify management as soon as possible
All of us want to be safe and healthy, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right information. We hope that this blog post has been helpful in providing you with a better understanding of safety glasses standards for construction work so you can make informed decisions about your own health and well-being. If there is anything else we can do to help out, please let us know!