- Safety glasses that are not snug against the face leave gaps in protection. In 94% of the injures that occurred while the employee was wearing protection, particles struck the eye from under or around protective eyewear. Make sure that you have the correct eye protection in the correct size.
- Face shields and helmets are not protective eyewear and must be worn with the added protection of safety glasses or goggles.
- When other PPE such as a half-face respirator is required, protective eyewear must beselected to fit so that both types of PPE work properly.
- Use an anti-fog solution or buy lenses that are Anti-Fog coated.
- Keep your protective eyewear clean and in good condition.
Remember: approved personal protective eyewear such as safety glasses or safety goggles must be work when an eye hazard exists. Approved eyewear will be labeled with Z87 or Z86+ on the frame and are fitted with polycarbonite Trivex(R) lenses.
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