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Eye Protection: Does Eye Protection have to be approved by OSHA?

Choosing the appropriate eye protection depends on the workplace hazards.  If you are working in an area that has flying objects or dust particles, you should wear safety glasses with side protection (side shields). If you are working with chemicals, you must wear goggles as indirect fumes can get into your eyes.
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Does Eye Protection have to be approved by OSHA

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Does Eye Protection have to be approved by OSHA?

Eye protection is an essential component of workplace safety. Many workers are exposed to hazardous materials and equipment that can cause serious eye injuries, including blindness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide appropriate eye protection to employees who work in hazardous environments. However, not all eye protection is created equal, and OSHA has specific requirements for the approval of eye protection.

OSHA has established standards for eye and face protection that specify the types of protection that are appropriate for different types of hazards. These standards require that eye protection be tested and approved by a recognized testing laboratory, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Employers must ensure that the eye protection they provide to their employees is appropriate for the hazards present in the workplace. They must also ensure that the eye protection is properly maintained and replaced when necessary. Failure to comply with OSHA eye protection standards can result in citations and fines.

It is important for employers to take eye protection seriously and to provide their employees with appropriate protection. By following OSHA standards and ensuring that eye protection is properly approved and maintained, employers can help prevent serious eye injuries in the workplace.


Most Common Reasons Workers Don't Wear Eye Protection Safety Glasses

The most common reasons workers do not wear eye protection are not because they do not care about their eyes or because they do not want to wear glasses.  The reason they buy safety glasses is because they do care about their safety.

The challenge of wearing eye protection is visibilitydurability and comfort.  Let's face it, if you can't see you need to stop. 

The top reasons visibility can be impaired is fog, scratches or even tint.  Finding the perfect set of safety glasses or safety goggles is now easier than ever. 

Finding the ideal safety glasses for your industry can be another challenge.  Your job may require shatter resistant safety glasses or you may require uv safety glasses for work.

Choosing the ideal eye protection glasses is very important.  We are here to help.  If you have any questions in choosing safety glasses for your industry please contact us.


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