Safety Glasses vs. Safety Goggles
While safety glasses and safety goggles both protect the worker’s eyes from hazards, you should be aware that not all safety eyewear are created equal. Your choice should depend on what kind of work you do, what are different hazards you face, and the workplace environment you are in.
Safety glasses offer protection from the sun and substantial protection from flying debris. Workers needing prescription can also have the lenses modified to suit their vision. Safety goggles, on the other hand, offer better protection because the eyes are sealed and the straps are adjustable to better fit the user. Safety goggles are recommended for protection against chemicals, fumes, flying particles, and moderate radiation.
ANSI and OSHA Eye Protection Regulations
OSHA requires employers to provide eye protection for workers who face workplace hazards such as chemicals, radiation, flying debris, etc. They also recommend eyewear that passed ANSI Z87.1-2003 also known as American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection. The standard makes sure each eyewear can protect against acceptable limits of radiation, chemical splashes, dust, and other particles.
Here at Seton we provide safety glasses and goggles that have passed and even exceeded ANSI standards. So make Seton your provider of eye protection.