Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:20:15 -0400 From: "Donna Majewski"
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory eye protection, 2 responses Just an FYI: ANSI Std Z87.1-89 is incorporated by reference into OSHA [see 29 CFR 1910.6(e)(68)] as was the 1968 version. Both are referenced in the 1910.133 Eye and Face protection std. so the 2003 version may soon follow suit. Thanks, Donna Majewski Safety Manager Great Lakes Chemical Corporation == Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:22:04 -0400 Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory eye protection, 2 responses From: richard rydza > > OSHA has implemented a new PPE > > eye protection standard for high and low impact safety eyewear > effective > > August 2003. be sure your purchases comply with that new > standard. > > I don't think OSHA had anything to do with it. That new standard > addressing > high and low impact eyewear is the new ANSI/ASSE Z87.1, not an OSHA > standard. It is a useful thing but a consensus standard is not the > same as > an OSHA Standard. The two things should not be confused.. The responder here is only partially correct. Although it may be an ANSI standard, a true statement, and I stand corrected for not mentioning that, it is a standard that is adopted by OSHA. So now it becomes part of an OSHA standard, CFR1910.133. Let us not get confused here even more, ANSI doesn't hand out citations, OSHA will be handing out the citations. So if you think OSHA has nothing to do with enforcement, then you are being ill advised. Be careful when some says OSHA has nothing to do with it. ANSI actually reviewed the old standard at the request of OSHA and NIOSH, propelled by the business community who asked OSHA and NIOSH for review of the standard. Basis for the review and modification of the standard was concern about cost, and weight of eyewear from major US business Leaders. Be sure you comply with the OSHA standard 1910.133, they are the ones who will write the citation. Also I am concerned that a CIH would make a statement saying that OSHA has nothing to do with a workplace safety standard. Richard Rydza, mrsafetyman 19 Wintergreen Place Lackawanna, NY 14218 716-826-1747 phone / fax Safety is Good Business == From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**cs.com Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:45:15 EDT Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory eye protection, 2 responses I agree, the OSHA and ANSI standards are different. And in the case of the ANSI Z87.1 standard, OSHA references the 1989 version at 1910.133(b)(1) for any equipment purchased after 1994. So although I recommend that people adopt the most recent ANSI standards, technically, OSHA couldn't cite for anything in a new standard unless, for some strange reason, failure to do so could be covered under the General Duty Clause. Not likely. Monona Rossol == Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:32:32 -0400 Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory eye protection, 3 more responses From: richard rydza The Business community asked NIOSH and OSHA for a review of the eye protection standard for reasons of cost, weight and usefulness in the workplace. The issue was similar to yours, that is, why do we have to wear heavier high impact safety glasses in light / low impact workplaces. Lab work, where there is no potential for a high impact injury in most cases, and where hazards from splashing chemicals are not present, I would recommend low impact eyewear or eye glasses. Most are lighter, less bulky, and are supposed to be more cost effective. Remember, those who wear prescription lenses, if they are not marked with the new + sign for high impact, they are no longer considered a high impact lens. They no longer meet the requirements of the OSHA standard 1910.133 which adopted the new ANSI standard Z87., effective August 2003. Richard Rydza, mrsafetyman 19 Wintergreen Place Lackawanna, NY 14218 716-826-1747 phone / fax Safety is Good Business
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