Safety Glasses

safety glassesMonroe EFI is located in Canton, MA, and is committed to helping companies find the right equipment to maintain a safe work environment. We believe that every responsible workplace from retail and commercial facilities to outdoor worksites and industrial plants abides by the mantra Safety First. Over the past few years, there has been a heightened focus on cleaners and sanitizers, so its important to remember that worker safety involves many other products, including safety glasses.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that every day, 2,000 U.S. workers experience job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. Safety experts and eye doctors agree that 90% of these eye injuries can be prevented simply by selecting the right kind of safety glasses for the job.

If youre looking for the proper safety glasses, for your workplace, eyewear experts recommend considering several product characteristics, including:

  • Lens material: Polycarbonate is perhaps the most popular material for high-performance lenses because its lightweight, scratch-resistant, and stands up well to significant impacts.
  • Fit: Your application and workplace situation will dictate the best fit. If there is dust and debris in the air, its important to have glasses that fit more closely to the face (or even create a seal) and sufficiently cover the area around the eyes to prevent particles from reaching them. If impact is a major danger, consider glasses with sturdier frames and sufficient distance from the face to minimize injury caused by the glasses impacting the face. Regardless of the specific conditions that may dictate style and fit, ALL safety glasses must be comfortable for the user, or they will not be worn.
  • Performance: Does the type of glasses being evaluated sufficiently protect the user in their surroundings? Will it provide adequate protection from harmful light, chemicals, and debris? Can it be used indoors, outdoors, or both, if necessary?
  • Tinting: Lenses can be clear, tinted, photochromic, or polarized. Each type offers various levels of ultraviolet protection. Tinted safety glasses are marked with a V if they have photochromic lenses. Special-purpose tinted lenses are marked with an S, W and shade number for welding, U and scale number for UV filters, L numbers for visible light filters, and R and scale number for IR filters.
  • Anti-fogging capability: Will the glasses be used in an environment that may cause eyewear to fog up? Many glasses feature anti-fogging capabilities that help ensure clear vision in harsh environments.

Safety glasses come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and materials to meet the requirements of virtually every industry and application. To make sure you select the right style, material, and brand for your specific needs, talk with the experts here at Monroe EFI.

 

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