Do prescription safety glasses need side shields?
In a Nutshell. If your safety glasses have a high-base curve with a wraparound design, you do not need side shields. If your safety glasses have a low-base curve and look like eyeglasses, you do need to attach side shields to make them safety-certified.
Are side shields required?
However, employers can require their employees to have protection above and beyond the OSHA standard(s). Therefore, as a general policy your employer can require its employees to have permanent side shields for their safety glasses. OSHA does not promote or endorse private companies.
Do normal glasses count as eye protection?
Unless prescription glasses have been specially designed to be safety glasses, they cannot be used as protective eye gear.
What eye protection is needed for Covid 19?
Eye protection must have side shields or is able to wrap around and provide coverage on the sides of your eyes, see photo samples on this page. A face shield is worn over the eye shield at all times when there is a risk of splash and/or sprays.
Does Oakley make Z87 safety glasses?
Oakley Safety Glasses – Free Shipping. All Oakley safety glasses and ballistic sunglasses bear the necessary ANSI Z87+ stamp for full industrial safety compliance (The Z87. Like all Oakley sunglasses, their safety glasses use the same HDO (High Definition Optics) technology.
Can you wear a side shield with safety glasses?
Side Shields Wearing side shields with your safety glasses protect you from multiple angles and minimize the risk of eye injuries. Explore our extensive collection of lightweight and durable side shields to find a perfect match for your safety eyewear.
What are side shields made out of?
Impact Resistance The Aye-Mate®, Wing-Mate™ and Sun-Mate® universal sideshields are molded from high impact GE Lexan® polycarbonate. Tested by a leading independent testing laboratory on a variety of metal and plastic safety prescription frames from leading safety frame manufacturers.
What is a high velocity impact side shield?
High Velocity Impact Our Polycarbonate Sideshields provide lateral side coverage that are capable of resisting the impact of a ¼ (.250) inch steel ball fired at 150 feet per second and are rated high velocity impact resistant.
What is allsos sidewear tested to ANSI Z87?
All SOS SideWear® is independent 3rd party tested to ANSI Z87.1. The SAFEMATE® shares many of the Impact Resistance The Aye-Mate®, Wing-Mate™ and Sun-Mate® universal sideshields are molded from high impact GE Lexan® polycarbonate.