Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:26:54 -0400
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From: Peter Zavon <pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM>
Subject: Re: Looking for REALLY Anti-fog Chemical Splash Goggles
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These products are unlikely to comply with the ANSI Z87 standard for safety
eyewear since they are aimed at markets that do not require compliance with
that standard.  As a result, they may not be appropriate for laboratory use
at your institution.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY



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> On Behalf Of Mike Hurwitz
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:16 PM
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> Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Looking for REALLY Anti-fog Chemical 
> Splash Goggles
> 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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