Grafco Safety Glasses side shields
Grafco Safety Glasses – Lightweight (9679) Pack of 12
- Scratch resistant hard coating
- Clear lens with frameless style
- Brand: Grafco
- Product ID / Part Number: 9679
- Packages/Order: 1
- Package Type: Box
- Total Units: 12
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of safety eye protection including safety glasses side shields?
The majority of impact injuries result from flying or falling objects, or sparks striking the eye. Most of these objects are smaller than a pin head and can cause serious injury such as punctures, abrasions, and contusions. Safety glasses side shields can help prevent these injuries.
While working in a hazardous area where the worker is exposed to flying objects, fragments, and particles, primary protective devices such as safety glasses side shields or goggles must be worn. Secondary protective devices such as face shields are required in conjunction with primary protective devices of safety glasses side shields during severe exposure to impact hazards.
Personal protective equipment devices for impact hazards:
- Safety glasses side shields: Primary protectors intended to shield the eyes from a variety of impact hazards.
- Safety Goggles: Primary protectors intended to shield the eyes against flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles.
- Face Shields: Secondary protectors intended to protect the entire face against exposure to impact hazards.
Safety glasses side shields are intended to shield the wearer’s eyes from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. Workers are required to use eye safety glasses with side shields when there is a hazard from flying objects. Non-side shield spectacles are not acceptable eye protection for impact hazards. [29 CFR 1910.133(a)(2) and 29 CFR 1915.153(a)(2)]
The frames of safety glasses side shields are constructed of metal and/or plastic and can be fitted with either corrective or plano impact-resistant lenses. Side shields may be incorporated into the frames of safety spectacles when needed. Consider each component of safety spectacles when selecting the appropriate device for your workplace.
Safety goggles are intended to shield the wearer’s eyes from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. Goggles fit the face immediately surrounding the eyes and form a protective seal around the eyes. This prevents objects from entering under or around the goggles.
Safety goggles may incorporate prescription lenses mounted behind protective lenses for individuals requiring vision correction. Take time to consider specific lens, frame, and ventilation options when selecting safety goggles.
Face shields are intended to protect the entire face or portions of it from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. When worn alone, face shields do not protect employees from impact hazards. Use face shields in combination with safety spectacles or goggles, even in the absence of dust or potential splashes, for additional protection beyond that offered by spectacles or goggles alone.
Face shield windows are made with different transparent materials and in varying degrees or levels of thickness. These levels should correspond with specific tasks. Window and headgear devices are available in various combinations to enable the worker to select the appropriate equipment.
What are some considerations when selecting eye PPE?
Comfort and Fit
- Protective eyewear should fit well; safe ty glasses and goggles should fit with the bridge properly supported on your nose and the center of the lens in front of your eye with the frame being as close to the face as possible.
- Ensure goggles and glasses do not interfere with the seal of a tight-fitting respirator.
- Before each use, eye and face protection equipment should be inspected for damage (i.e. cracks, severe scratches, distortion). If deficiencies are noted, the equipment should be cleaned, repaired or replaced before use.
- Eye and face protection devices that have been subject to an impact should not be used and are required to be discarded.
- When one protector is being used by more than one person, it is recommended that it be cleaned and disinfected prior to use by another person.
- Disinfect eyewear if it was contaminated by a hazardous chemical.
- Store clean eyewear in a closed container protected from dust, moisture, or damage.