From: Jim Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] OSHA Eye Protection Update
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:03:57 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>

Please look very carefully at the proposed change to 29CFR1910.133.


I hope you all will object strenuously to the adoption of the ANSI Z87.1-2010 version. LSI is a member of the Z87.1 committee and was in the minority.


I have three major concerns:


1.      The selection chart says that safety glasses (without side shield) and face shield are sufficient protection for chemical splash.

2.      The splash test does not go further than 90 degrees from the front.

3.      Wadding material into spaces between the device and the face as permitted in the splash test.


The next edition, 2014, has addressed the first issue.


Please let me know if you need more information. - Jim


James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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