Do You Have OSHA Approved Safety Glasses?
Brodie Optometry offers customized programs for employee eye protection. We are very excited and confident in the launch of our Protective Eyewear Safety Program where we have a wide selection of safety frames that meet or exceed the ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards for lenses and frame. We can help and provide any individual, group or company seeking prescription safety glasses and/or a customized safety program for their employees. We have a very affordable program that commits to quality and OSHA standards. (insert pic)
Have you asked your employer if they provide FREE prescription safety glasses?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has very strict rules regarding protective eyewear. Regulation 29 CFR 1910.133 mandates which type of protective eyewear workers must wear and covers an employer’s general responsibility. OSHA specifies the ANSI Z87.1 standard as the source of guidance in selecting eyewear for specific activities, for example, welding, chipping, grinding or handling of chemicals.
Today’s protective eyewear is produced with virtually no lens distortion, providing excellent optics and allowing the eyewear to be worn for long periods of time without complaint. Lenses are available with permanently bonded anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings. Or, consider indoor-outdoor versions that allow you to easily move from outdoors to the warehouse with lenses that have a subtle mirror coating to balance light levels. Or, what about tinted lenses for easy recognition of traffic signals or for performing specialized tasks in the workplace?
Most of today’s safety spectacle lenses are optical grade polycarbonate. Significantly more impact-resistant and 50 percent lighter in weight than tempered glass, they provide a much wider margin of protection. Polycarbonate can be economically molded into a variety of shapes, with excellent optical clarity and built-in ultra-violet filtration.
Styling is now a key feature of protective eyewear. Manufacturers have eliminated cumbersome and separate side shields by incorporating them into the frame’s temple components, or into the lens itself. This gives the wearer a much great field of vision.
Remember however, regardless of the design or style, eyewear only protects if it is worn!