Safety glasses with side sheilds provide protection against impact. If the risk is chemcial splash, the eyewear should seal to the face. Monona Rossol
In R&D, and we require at a minimum safety glasses with side shields just to enter. The use of goggles will depend on the escalation of procedures being performed, such as pouring of acids or flammable liquids on the open bench. We had an employee about 5 years ago (who was wearing safety glasses with side shields) get sprayed in the eye area with acetonitrile from a mass spec, when a tube became loose. She wasn't working, just walking by it, and fortunately her eye protection saved her from potentially serious injury.
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