Safety Eyewear Q & A

Make sure you choose the
appropriate safety eyewear for
protection from splashes, the sun's
rays or particles that could
become embedded in your eye.
Safety Eyewear Q & A:
What safety eyewear should
be used when working
with chemicals?

Goggles give the worker the most protection when
working with chemicals. In some cases you may get enough protection from a safety glass that has sideshields and a browguard.
What eyewear am I required to wear according to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) if I am spraying pesticides?
You are required to wear either a goggle or a pair of safety glasses
that have sideshields and a browguard.
What glasses offer UV-A and UV-B protection?
Safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses absorb 99% of UV-A & UV-B radiation up to 385 nm (nanometer).
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What are the dangers of UV rays?
Studies show that the sun's ultraviolet rays have caused cataracts and retinal damage. UV light
is even more dangerous at higher altitudes because less of the rays are blocked by the
Earth's atmosphere.
What are the dangers of blue light rays?
Blue light rays are not harmful to the eyes but they will cause eye fatigue.
What are the dangers from welding arc burn?
This light can burn the eyes. The symptoms are typically temporary loss of clear vision, feeling as if you have sand in your eyes, swelling and much discomfort. The symptoms usually develop within eight hours, but they can occur up to 24 hours later and will last for about 48 hours. When the exposure is repeated or prolonged, the result can be permanent eye damage.
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