What types of eye protection equipment are available?

Types of eye protection equipment:

  • Safety glasses are the most commonly used form of protection.  They include standard issue, non-prescription glasses; prescription galsses with tinted or multi-focal plastic or glass lenses; and special use glasses for laser or ultraviolet radiation.
  • Goggles provide more complete protection than glasses.  They may be vented to reduce fogging or unvented to keep out mists and dust particles.  Special use goggles are available for gas welding or cutting.
  • Face shields are worn over glasses or goggles to provide full face protection.
  • Welding helmets cover the entire face.  They feature a standard lens or an electronic auto-darkening unit and the correct shade number based on the welding process and amperage level.
  • A full-face respirator is a good choice for handling hazardous materials that can damage the eyes and also are an inhalation hazard.
Article Title:
What types of eye protection equipment are available?
Article Summary:
Information about eye protection equipment
Article Date:
7/24/2003
Article ID:
627
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