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EYE PROTECTION - SAFETY PRESENTATION

Eye Protection Must Be Worn in This Area

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EYE PROTECTION - UNDERSTANDING RISKS
The #1 Risk Category per OSHA: Flying Chips from wood, metal, cement, plastics, or other materials Airborne Particulates such as Ashes, dust, embers, sand blast, grit, paint, or others

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EYE PROTECTION - UNDERSTANDING RISKS
Risk Categories also include: Chemicals / Medical Hazards:
Vapors, mist, splashes Harmful Bacteria, viruses

Light / Electric Arc Exposure:
Harsh sunlight, UV exposure Electric Arc Blue light exposure Infrared radiation www.elvex.com

EYE PROTECTION - INJURY STATISTICS
OSHA Statistics Confirm:
RISKS:
•1000 eye injuries occur each day in the USA

CAUSES:

• 70% of injuries are from flying or falling objects
• 20% are from contact with chemicals • 60% of injured workers - did not wear eye protection • Others wore glasses, but had no side protection – OR – poor fitting glasses

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REDUCING RISK of EYE INJURY
OSHA Requirements (29 CFR # 1910.133):
• Employees must use eye or face protection when exposed to flying particles, molten metal, chemical liquids gases or vapors, and light radiation. • Employee must use eye protection with side protection to protect from flying objects. • Eye and face protection must comply with ANSI Z87 • OSHA estimates 90% of injuries can be prevented by using proper safety eyewear!

Eye Protection Must Be Worn in This Area

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REDUCING RISK - Safety Glass Criteria
ANSI Z87 / CE EN166 certified glasses provide protection:
• High mass impact – 500g projectile dropped from a height of 127 cm • High velocity impact – 6.35 mm diameter steel ball at 45 m/s • Drop ball impact – 25 mm diameter steel ball dropped at 127 cm • Side shield protection (dimensions covered by EN166 / not ANSI Z87) • Visible light transmission - > 85% (clear & amber lens) • Optical quality - No bubbles, waves or other visible defects • Other – UV filtering, haze, prismatic, & refractive tests

Always consider advantages of:
• Hard Coated / anti scratch resistant glasses • Certified test reports from qualified, independent laboratories

Eye Protection Must Be Worn in This Area

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LENS
Performance & Application
Clear / Hard Coated Safety Lens provides: • 91% light transmission, • 99.9% UV protection, and • Is scratch resistant. • Use => Most industrial applications Clear Anti-Fog (AF) Coated Safety Lens: • Serves the functions of a clear lens, with AF coating • CE EN166 certified AF coated glasses – have passed light transmission test after immersion for 2 hours in water • Use => provides good visibility in hot & humid environments.

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LENS SELECTION
Performance & Application
Amber-yellow safety lens: • Improves contrast & filters out blue light • 85% light transmission, • 99.9% UV protection, and • Is scratch resistant. • Use => Overcast & Low light conditions / Quality Control Blue Lens: • Filters 34% of visible light & blue light, • Provides soothing comfort for the eyes • 99.9% UV protection & is scratch resistant • Use => warehouses /factories with harsh industrial lighting

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LENS SELECTION
Performance & Application
Grey Hard Coated Safety Lens: • Reduces glare, works as a sun glass, • Filters out 80% of visible light, • 99.9% UV protection, and • Is scratch resistant. • Use => Sunny and bright conditions Mirror Coated Safety Lens: • Serves the functions of a grey lens + filters a slightly more light • Use => Very bright conditions

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LENS SELECTION
Performance & Application
Indoor/Outdoor Safety Lens: • Mirror coating reduces some glare • Allowing 50% visible light transmission • 99.9% UV protection • Use => For workers moving in and out of buildings – OR working outdoors in cloudy / sunny conditions

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Elvex Bifocal Safety Glasses
• Use => For workers who need help seeing...
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