Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 22:05:37 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Goggles and Contact Lenses
Comments: To: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**
In a message dated 11/14/2004 2:59:53 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

> 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

But, unfortunately, the description above is both incomplete and incorrect.
There are five distinct types of goggles.

It is incomplete because it does not include "cup goggle, indirect
ventilation" (K) and does not provide the full correct names of the devices.

It is incorrect because it misnames "Cover goggle, direct ventilation" (I).
There is no listed device "vented."  And, these are not splash goggles (see

The other correct names are "cup goggle, direct ventilation" (J); cover
goggle, no ventilation (G); and cover goggle, indirect ventilation (H).

The only listed devices for chemical splash are G, H, and K.  For irritating
mists ... G.

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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