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Safety glasses and safety goggles are both types of eye protection, but they have some key differences. Safety glasses are designed to protect the eyes from flying objects and other hazards that come from the front of the wearer. Safety goggles, on the other hand, are designed to protect the eyes from all sides. They typically have a wider lens and a more secure fit than safety glasses.
What type of safety glasses must be worn?
The type of safety glasses that must be worn depends on the specific hazard you are exposed to. For example, if you are working with chemicals, you will need safety glasses with lenses that are treated to resist chemicals. If you are working with flying objects, you will need safety glasses with lenses that are impact-resistant.
What is the purpose of safety glasses?
Safety glasses are designed to protect the eyes from injury caused by flying objects, chemicals, dust, and other hazards. They are an essential piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for many occupations, including construction, manufacturing, and laboratory work.
Do prescription glasses work as safety glasses?
Yes, prescription glasses can work as safety eyewear if they meet the ANSI Z87.1 standard for eye protection. However, it is important to choose prescription safety glasses that are specifically designed for the type of work you will be doing. For example, if you will be working with chemicals, you will need prescription safety glasses with lenses that are treated to resist chemicals.
Why wear safety glasses for COVID?
Safety glasses can help protect your eyes from COVID-19 droplets that may be expelled from the mouths or noses of people who are infected. The droplets can land in your eyes and enter your body through the tear ducts. Wearing safety glasses can help to reduce the risk of this happening.
How do I choose safety glasses?
When choosing safety glasses, there are a few factors you need to consider:
It is important to choose safety glasses that are specifically designed for the type of work you will be doing. For example, if you will be working with chemicals, you will need safety glasses with lenses that are treated to resist chemicals. You also need to make sure that the glasses fit snugly but comfortably on your face. The glasses should not fog up easily and should not obstruct your vision. Ultimately, it's important to select safety glasses that appeal to your personal style. When you find a pair that you genuinely like, you'll be more inclined to wear them regularly.
What are the classes of eye protection?
Australian Standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 – Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications. This standard classifies eye protection into four classes:
Safety glasses are designed to protect the eyes from injury, while regular glasses are not. Safety glasses typically have lenses that are impact-resistant and shatterproof. They may also have features such as side shields or vents to help protect the eyes from flying objects, dust, and other hazards. Regular glasses, on the other hand, are not designed to protect the eyes from injury. They may not be able to withstand the impact of flying objects, chemicals, or other hazards. In some cases, wearing regular glasses instead of safety glasses can actually increase the risk of eye injury.
Maxisafe products meet the toughest PPE eye protection standards, keeping the eyes – one of the most sensitive parts of the body – safe from injury and irritation. When it comes to eye protection equipment, Maxisafe combines innovation and precision engineering for a product that truly performs. Maxisafe safety glasses are highly functional and protect against a range of workplace hazards while maintaining comfort and style. They come with durable, anti-scratch lenses coupled with a lightweight construction that ensures maximum comfort. Most of our safety glasses offer medium impact protection.