Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 09:54:54 EST
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From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
Comments: To: Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**
The real problem is not that there is no labeling on the eye wear parts, its
that the labeling is not specific enough.  What people need is a simple
statement that a particular item is good for high impact work, chemical splash, IR,
UV, etc.  Face sheilds, in particular, should have right on them that they are
not eye rated for impact eye protection since this is a common mistake that
people make.

For a very short while, there were a couple of companies that were doing
this.  The qualifications of the wear would be on the side sheilds of impact wear
for example.  But that didn't last and now all I see is the cryptic Z87.1.

It's time to make it simple for both the user and the inspector, like me, who
has to track down the information before I know if they are using the right
stuff or not.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A.,
industrial hygienist
Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer,
United Scenic Artist's, Local 829
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE)
181 Thompson St., #23
New York NY 10012-2586     212/777-0062

In a message dated 11/9/04 8:26:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
> In a message dated 11/7/2004 8:21:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> mrsafetyman**At_Symbol_Here** writes:
> > I would likely like to respectfully disagree with the non-marking comment
> > of safety eyewear. Below are the guidelines then you decide.
> I read it carefully, but I'm not sure to which part you are referring.  Could
> you please excerpt the specific passage which is the basis for your comment?
> Thanks. ... Jim
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