Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:16:38 EST
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From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: Visorgogs
No one in your lab ever works with machinery for which high impact wear is
needed?  No one works with furnaces or hot processes for which IR  or laser
protection is needed?  Must be nice, but for some of us this is not the case.

Monona Rossol

In a message dated 11/12/04 9:13:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
panderson**At_Symbol_Here**AQUASCIENCE.COM writes:
> OK, I've heard enough!  Chemical eyewear is simple.  It must protect the
> eyes in all cases of exposure.  So this means that it must be chemical
> splash protective.  This means GOGGLES.  Nothing else is acceptable.
> The ANSI standard is for all forms of eye protection, and the Z87.1
> standard really indicates that it is intended to be protective eyewear,
> and not that it is (even) all that effective against a specific hazard.
> But in THIS area we need to have GOGGLES that also meet the Z87.1
> standard, which means that they are not simply "decorative" eyewear.
> We would be far ahead of the game were we to see separate dstandards for
> different types of eye protection, this is certain, but the fact is that
> there are/would be plenty of standards available, and almost noplace on
> the glasses to place the coded seal.  In fact, how many USERS can/could
> tell us what the correct seal mark should be?  Almost none, and it will
> remain so forever. The selection of protective eyewear is in the hands
> of the users, yes, but in our hands as well.  And it is OUR
> responsibility to select the correct type of protection, and inform the
> users what to use.  If this makes it difficult or not is not an issue.
> If we are going to get upset over ANYTHING let it be contact lenses.
> They should NEVER be worn while handling chemicals to which there is
> even a chance of exposure.  But people do it all the time.
> Phil

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