Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 20:50:34 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
Comments: To: mrsafetyman**At_Symbol_Here**, chemed-l**At_Symbol_Here**,
labsafety-l**At_Symbol_Here**, SAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**, naosmm**At_Symbol_Here**
In a message dated 11/9/2004 7:14:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
mrsafetyman**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

> The basis of my comment was in response to you advising others that there
> are no marking requirements on safety eye wear. I respectfully disagreed and
> displayed the ansi version which identifies required markings.
> Richard Rydza,  MS; OSH

Unfortunately and respectfully, Richard is mistaken.  I did not say this and
I gave no such advice.  Not even close.

What I said was "It (Z-87.1) does not require the manufacturer to mark the
device to distinguish the proper use."  Big difference.

The marking does not tell you which device is appropriate for which
activity/hazard.  It would be much more helpful if the ANSI Z-87.1 standard recommended
the placement of the device letter from the selection chart after the Z-87.1

I also noted "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)."

Anyone disagree? ... Jim

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