Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:16:20 -0700
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From: Mike Hurwitz <tesla**At_Symbol_Here**LMI.NET>
Subject: Re: Looking for REALLY Anti-fog Chemical Splash Goggles
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Margaret, There's two non-chemical industry places we've bought eye protection. See the links below with my comments. They are many other places that sell these, including some with storefronts that will let you actually try on the goggles before purchasing them: Motorcycle: This industry needs a pair of goggles that will be comfortable for 4+ hour stretches. Some are designed to fit under helmet, some are meant for outside helmet. A majority have splash protection, because it is a really bad feeling to get hit in the eye with windshield wiper fluid on freeway going 70mph. If you finder a biker shop, most of them let you try them on before purchase. Paintball: These folks need goggles that are meant for use during vigorous physical activity (read as "well vented"), and are meant to get hit with paint filled projectiles (read as "splash protection"). Most of the full masks are not appropriate for the lab, but their are a variety of more normal looking units. There are even some units that come equipped with a built in battery power fans. The fan mounted units work great during the summer, when everyone is complaining about the heat. In both of these cases, you'll have to hunt around for goggles that are certified. Most them come with a shatter certs on the lens, which is what's required by OSHA (at least where I am). The splash guard is much more qualitative around here. -Mike > > Hi, > > I have a researcher wants to work with one of the nastier acute toxins and > is pushing back against wearing safety goggles (our requirement when > working with acute toxins, among others) because "within 5 minutes of > wearing them, they fog up". We are currently using the "Revolution" > goggle with Visiclear antifog coating (from Jackson Safety)...I haven't > heard anyone else complain, but maybe this researcher has a really high > body temperature normally, or just sweats a lot, who knows? > > If you can recommend a different goggle--and I'd be willing to pay $25-40 > for a pair if they WOULD NOT FOG--I would be very interested. I am > thinking that facilities handling Select Agents and/or manufacturing > facilities handling acute toxins have people in these for a good couple of > hours at a time. I don't need to know what your 'nasty' is--but I am very > interested in hearing from anyone at commercial facilities as well as > academic. > > Many thanks to all- > Margaret >

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