I definitely recommend the UVEX stea lth goggles!
We strive to partner with our clients, to make their prob lem our problem, and the staff here at PSI will continually do so on your behal f.
Suzanne Hamm • Safety Manager
Solutions Incorporated •
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Behalf Of Mary Cavanaugh
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eye Protection in Analytical Labs
I know you ask ed for responses from industrial labs and ours are academic, but the regs really d on’t care so I’m going to respond anyway.
Chemical splas h goggles with indirect vents (“fitted goggles” as you called the m). You are using HF. There is no excuse for using safety glasses instead of goggle s.
If you buy a good-quality goggle like the Uvex Stealth, with anti-fog & anti-scratch coating, comfort will not be an issue. I forget I have mine on sometimes.
Mary M. Cavana ugh CIH
University Industrial Hygienist
Safety & Workers' Comp. Office
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What we (and federal OSHA) use for enforcement purposes is ANSI Z87.1 Practice f or Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection. This will provide you with the guidance you are looking for.
- Diane Amell, MNOSHA
I would like to receive comments, information ab out current practices, and legal implications regarding eye protection in industrial analytical/RD laboratories. Obviously, OSHA 1910.133(a)(1) appli es but no direction is given. Safety, comfort, and compliance are paramount. T he lab personnel are trained chemists and would handle many different chemical s including both concentrated and dilute acids, bases, and other materials co mmon to analytical techniques. The acids would include hydrofluoric and perchlor ic. No pyrophoric or extremely toxic materials like methyl mercury are involved . Bench top and hood operations are to be considered.
There are many combination of PPE but I think th
following 4 include the important possibilities: (1) safety glasses with si
shields, (2) safety glasses with side shields and full face protection, (3)
fitted goggles with indirect vents, and (4) fitted goggles without vents.
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