While we are on this topic, my question has always been what constitutes a chemical splash hazard?
Volume (uL, mL, etc), hazard level regardless of volume, volume regardless of hazard level, transfer procedure, technique, mixing, heating, experience, etc, etc..
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I understand the Selection Chart in the Z-87..1 standard differently. It specified the appropriate types of devices for the five different hazards. For chemical splash, safety glasses are not permitted. ... Jim
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In a message dated 3/31/2012 12:00:43 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here**listserv.med.cornell.edu writes:
As to statutes, if you dig into the ANSI standards for manufacturing eye protection, you will find language to the effect that safety glasses are intended for impact protection and splash goggles are intended for splash protection. They don't prohibit the wearing of safety glasses where there are splashes, but neither do they endorse the practice.
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