Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 10:19:42 -0500
Reply-To: "Jeff Your, CSMM" <jyour**At_Symbol_Here**JCU.EDU>
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From: "Jeff Your, CSMM" <jyour**At_Symbol_Here**JCU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
Comments: To: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
  Wouldn't it make sense for ANSI to designate
  different parts of the standard for different
  applications, so that users would know [or could be
  taught] that Z87.1a is for splash, Z87.1b is for
  impact, etc?

  -or- Perhaps tacking on a suffix letter like:

  -C for chemical
  -I for impact
  -U for UV...

    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.


Jeffrey A. Your, C.S.M.M., M.B.A.
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