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What types of eye protection equipment are available?

  • Safety glasses are the most commonly used form of protection. They include standard issue, non-prescription glasses; prescription glasses with tinted or multi-focal plastic or glass lenses; and special use glasses for laser or ultraviolet radiation.
  • Goggles provide complete protection over 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 are an inhalation hazard.
Title: What types of eye protection equipment are available?
Description: Information about eye protection equipment
Published: 7/24/2003
Last Edited: 1/16/2023
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