Safety gogglesEffective April 25, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA) has new requirements for eye and face protection. From the agency's press release:

The rule updates references in OSHA's Eye and Face Protection Standards to recognize the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, while deleting the outdated 1986 edition of that same national consensus standard. OSHA is also retaining the 2003 and 1989 (R-1998) versions of the ANSI standard already referenced in its standard.

In addition, the final rule updates the construction standard by deleting the 1968 version of the ANSI standard that was referenced and now includes the same three ANSI standards referenced above to ensure consistency among the agency's standards.

Here's a piece from Occupational Health & Safety magazine about the development of the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 standard.