PPE includes safety goggles and should be used for tasks that can cause loss of vision and an eye, burns, splashes, sprays of toxic liquids etc. When conducting equipment safety checks, ensure that there are no cracks or deformities on the lenses, ensure the strap is in good working order and is firmly sealed to the cheek and forehead.
- Standard Safety Goggles protect against light to moderate impacts and flying particles and are made of metal or plastic with impact-resistant glass or plastic lenses.
- Goggles must have shatterproof lenses and impact-resistant frames and provide side protection. Removable side shields (such as snap-on or slide-on shields) are acceptable if they meet ANSI requirements. Metal frame safety goggles should not be worn for electrical work.
- The worker is responsible for obtaining prescriptions for corrective lenses.
- Goggles are close-fitting eye protection that provides full coverage of the eyes, eye sockets and facial area around the eyes, providing protection from impact, dust, mist and splash.
- Goggles can be worn over prescription lenses.
- Goggles are available with perforated frames, vents, or vents. Safety goggles should be worn when working with liquids that can be splashed or when protection from vapors or airborne particles is required.