Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 11:04:06 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
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labsafety-l**At_Symbol_Here**, naosmm**At_Symbol_Here**
Ralph guesses wrong.  Like many, Ralph does not understand what the ANSI
Z-87.1 does.  The standard establishes the criteria for eye and face protection
devices and indicates which device is appropriate for which hazard.

It does not require the manufacturer to mark the device to distinguish the
proper use.  It does not require the manufacture to obtain independent
third-part verification that the criteria of the standard had been met (as does the
Z-358.1 standard for eyewash and safety shower).

ANSI relies on a knowledgeable user community to select the right device
(chemical splash goggle for chemical splash) and to be able to independently
recognize the differences after reading ANSI's criteria and looking at ANSI's
pictures.  ... Jim

In a message dated 11/6/2004 1:00:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here**MAILER.UWF.EDU writes:

> Date:   Fri, 5 Nov 2004 20:14:51 EST
> From:   Ralph Schwartz 
> Subject: Re: Visorgogs
> I tried ordering these because I thought there was a chance that the
> students
> will actually wear them. My district's legal department made us send them
> back....they are not splash goggles. I guess the ANSI regulation applies to
> the
> shattering of the goggle, not its ability to protect against liquids
> entering
> the eyes.
> Don't use them.
> Ralph

                               James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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