Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 14:59:53 EST
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From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: Goggles and Contact Lenses
Comments: To: Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**
I agree with use of contact lenses as well.

We mustn't oversimplify splash goggles either.  There are vented, indirect
vented, and unvented splash goggles.  I need to recommend even different types
of splash goggles for different purposes in my work.  Eye protection is not

Monona Rossol

In a message dated 11/13/04 6:21:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
> Phil is absolutely right.  Chemical splash does need goggles.  But the
> problem is that many folks can't, don't, or won't distinguish between impact
> and
> chemical splash goggles.
> So, saying goggles in simply insufficient.  One must say chemical splash
> goggle for a chemical splash.  And ANSI/ASSE could do us all a big favor by
> asking
> the manufacturer to put the selection chart letter after the Z-87.1 to
> indicate the type of device.
> Concerning contact lenses, they do it for good reason.  Six years ago, after
> five years of study, the ACS Council Committee on Chemical Safety joined
> other
> major organizations (Prevent Blindness America, American Optometric
> Association) and many companies (Dow, 3M, and DuPont) by agreeing that
> contact lenses
> are acceptable as long as all the other necessary eye protection is worn.
> So, I for one am not the least bit upset about contact lens use and very much
> agree with the ACS position.  ... Jim

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