Eye/Face Protection

How to Choose the Proper Face Protection

May 2, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Handling materials in the workplace can leave a person’s eyes and face vulnerable to a variety of hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must ensure that all affected workers wear adequate face protection when exposed to flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids,…


Is the Water in Your Eyewashes Clean?

April 4, 2023

Having eyewash facilities in a workplace where hazardous chemicals are used is a must. So is making sure that an eyewash will deliver the proper flow level and water temperature. While some employers take care to fulfill those two requirements, they may neglect a third, equally important one: ensuring that the water in an eyewash…


Finding the Right Eye Protection

March 1, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor In honor of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, here are tips to help you keep your vision sharp and your eyes safe at work: Assess your job’s eye hazards and read up on the standards for eye protection in your industry; Choose between safety glasses and goggles, two of the most common…


ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020: Standard for Safety Glasses: Eye & Face Protection

January 4, 2023

“Reducing recordable injuries starts with seeing potential hazards in the workplace. That’s why Walman Optical Safety Eyewear uses advanced technology to manufacture and test every pair of prescription safety eyewear produced in our U.S. optical laboratories to adhere to ANSI Z87.1 standards. We believe that safety eyewear is a required medical device that must be…


ANSI Z358.1-2014: American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment

January 4, 2023

“Haws Services is a warranty and services provider for all brands of emergency shower and eye/face wash products to ensure your emergency equipment is ANSI-compliant and functioning properly. From start-up and commissioning to annual inspections and preventative maintenance, Haws Services’ experts specialize in emergency equipment.” Haws, 888-640-4297, hawsco.com ANSI Z358.1-2014 establishes minimum performance and use…


Five Best Practices for Emergency Eyewashes and Showers

August 30, 2022

By: Eric Clark, Contributor For many employers, selecting and maintaining safety equipment is a small component of their overall safety plan. There are many pre-emergency measures that are necessary to ensure a safe environment for team members, as well as meeting complex OSHA requirements. Emergency response can sometimes be an afterthought, as prevention is perceived…


OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.102: Eye and Face Protection

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #8 The Risk Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. The majority of eye injuries result from small particles or objects – like dust, cement chips, metal slivers and wood chips – striking or…


Eye Protection for Infection Control

August 2, 2022

Adapted from CDC information The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright, sustained and uncomfortable spotlight on the subject of infectious disease, but its spread has been a danger to humanity for as long as humanity has existed. While the respiratory system is often perceived as the most likely transmission route, the mucous membranes of the…


Don’t Tolerate Fog and UV Rays – Spike Them

June 22, 2022

Brass Knuckle®’s new Spike (BKADJ-5060AFP) eye protection combines a two-pronged strategy for vision protection with a legion of comfort features for the ultimate in customizable, long-wear glasses. Check out this abundance of leading features: the best anti-fog protection in the world, the highest UV protection available, and custom comfort at the temples, nose, and brow. As part of…


Safety Glasses: Getting the Best Fit

May 4, 2022

Safety glasses aren’t one size fits all. These tips from PK Safety will help your team get glasses that fit properly. By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Not all eyewear is suited for all jobs. Just about anything that covers your eyes will offer some sort of protection against job hazards, but eyewear that’s not designed for…


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