When it comes to best selling standards, ANSI Z87.1, “Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices,” is near the top of Document Center‘s list. The reason why? In the world of personal protective equipment (PPE), it’s the go-to standard for eye and face protection here in the U.S.
This standard provides guidance on general requirements, testing, permanent marking, selection, care, and use of protectors. The 2010 revision adds specific performance and marking requirements for devices claiming to provide protection from splash/droplet, dust or fine dust hazards that were not included before.
The intent of this document is to minimize the occurrence and severity or prevention of injuries from such hazards as impact, non-ionizing radiation and chemical exposures in occupational and educational environments, as may be found during machinery operations, material welding and cutting, chemical handling, and assembly operations.
ANSI Z87.1-2010 helps users define selection of the appropriate eye and face protective devices based on the hazard. And to help with compliance, the 2010 edition describes two levels of protection: “Non Impact Rated” and “Impact Rated.” Further, the standard adopts the European (CE) small and medium head sizes so testing can harmonize with international test methods.
Of course, certain hazardous exposures are not covered in this standard. These include bloodborne pathogens, X-rays, high energy particulate radiation, microwaves, radio-frequency radiation lasers, masers, and sports and recreation.
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