Safety Specs & Goggles
No matter where we work, flying particles, dusts, fumes, vapors or harmful UV rays expose us to potentional eye injury. Fortunately, we can protect again these hazards by using the appropriate protective eyewear for the job. The following is a guide to the most common types of protective eyewear and the specific hazards they can guard against.
Safety Specs - Glasses
Standard safety glasses look very much like normal glasses, but are designed to protect you against flying particles and UV protection against sun exposure. Safety glasses have lenses that are impact resistant and frames that are far stronger than regular eyeglasses. Safety glasses must meet the standards of your country. In Australia and New Zealand this standard is AS/NZS 1337 and in America the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sets the benchmark. Safety glasses are also available in prescription form for those persons who need corrective lenses. Standard safety glasses can be equipped with side shields, cups or tinted lenses to offer additional protection.
Like standard safety glasses, goggles are impact resistant and are available in tinted & clear lenses. Goggles provide a secure shield around the entire eye area to protect against hazards coming from many directions. Safety goggles may have regular or indirect ventilation. Goggles with indirect ventilation may be required if you are exposed to chemical splash hazards.
Shields Visors & Helmets
Face shields, also referred to as visors, and helmets are not in themselves protective eyewear. However they are frequently used in conjunction with eye protectors. Full face shields are often used when you are exposed to chemicals or heat or glare hazards. Helmets are used in welding, working with molten materials and hot solids.
Protect your Eyesight by using protective eyewear
You see it is easy for you to guard yourself and your employees against injury by making sure that you are wearing the appropriate protective eyewear for the particular eye hazards you may face. It's important to remember that regular glasses alone do not offer protection from eye hazards. If you are employer make sure your company has an established safety procedure and employees never hesitate to ask your boss if you have any questions about what you can do to protect your sight for life! Or alternatively you can visit our store. So, DO YOU NEED HELP WITH PPE OR UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS? -Micstrade Safety Protection Wear can help you today!!!