Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:06:21 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**
Unfortunately, this is not actually the case.  It is rather simple.  And
there is no need to lead folks to believe that it is complicated.

These are not the common names that are used for splash goggles.  Vented is
not a splash goggle.  It is an impact goggle.

To set the record straight ...

There are three common types of goggles: unvented, directly vented, and
indirectly vented.
That is surely not complicated.

Unvented and indirectly vented can be used for chemical splash.  All can be
used for impact.  Unvented can be used for irritating mists.  That is also not

Short, sweet, simple, and correct.  ... Jim

In a message dated 11/15/2004 10:07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

> You are making my point for me.  It is not simple.  And I was only looking
> at the three most common types we see in the workplace using the names most
> workers use to refer to them.  We should all use the more technically correct
> terminology below, but most users do not know those terms.  And that, too,
> needs to be addressed.
> Monona
> >>
>> 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

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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