From: Ralph Froehlich <rfroehlich**At_Symbol_Here**HELIXENV.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical splash goggles without the D3 marking?
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 14:05:58 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Short answer - NO, without D3 rating, the goggles have not been certified by ANSI as liquid splash-resistant goggles. USE AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

LEIGH KRIETSCH BOERNER. C&EN Staff, has a thorough article on chemical splash resistant goggles in Chemical & Engineering News (August 31, 2020, p. 20) The article also reports the results of test subjects using the goggles for 2-hour periods prior to rating. Honeywell UVEX Flex Seal was the highest rated goggle.

Ralph A. Froehlich, CIH, CSP, QEP
Helix Environmental, Inc. 
(937) 776-8435 cell

On Sep 8, 2020, at 12:23 PM, Patrick A Ceas <00001218cb57e854-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm looking for clarity regarding chemical splash goggles (indirect vent) that are rated for ANSI Z87.1+ 2015 that do not have a D3 rating, such as these:

Compared to goggles that do have the D3 rating, such as these:

Is the D3 rating needed only on goggles that are sold overseas (i.e., not in the U.S.)?  

If such indirect vented goggles do not have the D3 rating are they not considered chemical splash resistant in the U.S.?  Can these not be worn/used as chemical splash resistant goggles?

I do have copies of ANSI Z87.1 (2020, 2015, 2010, 2003, 1989).  I'm just seeking some clarity.

Thank you!


Patrick Ceas, Ph.D.
Chemical Hygiene Officer | Environmental Health & Safety
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