Environmental Health and Safety

Effective Date: 11/03/00

Procedure Statement 1: Selection of Protection Equipment


Selection of Equipment

Care must be taken to insure that eye and face protection appropriate for the job situation is selected. The following will serve as a general guide in selecting appropriate protective devices. If your requirement is not listed, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office for more detailed information.

Chemical Handling: Hazards - Splash, acid and base burns, fumes
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Splash goggles, or safety spectacles plus face shield. For severe exposure wear face shield over goggles.

Laboratory: Hazard - Chemical splash
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Splash goggles

Laboratory: Hazard - Glass breakage or particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Safety spectacles, dust flying goggles or splash goggles

Chipping: Hazard - Flying Particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Dust goggles or safety spectacles

Grinding - Light: Hazard - Flying particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Dust goggles or safety spectacles

Grinding - Heavy: Hazard - Flying particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Dust goggles plus face shield

Machining: Hazard - Flying particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Dust goggles or safety spectacles

Acetylene - Burning: Hazard - Sparks, harmful rays
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Eye protection as specified in ANSI Z49.1-1973

Acetylene - Cutting: Hazard - Molten metal
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Eye protection as specified in ANSI Z49.1-1973

Acetylene - Welding: Hazard - Flying particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Eye protection as specified in ANSI Z49.1-1973

Arc Welding - Electric: Hazard - Sparks, molten metal, intense rays
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Details available from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Spot Welding: Hazard - Sparks, flying particles
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - Details available from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Furnace Operations: Hazard - Molten metal, glare heat
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - As specified in ANSI Z87.1-1968. Details available from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Molten Metal: Hazard - Heat, glare, sparks, splash
Recommended Protection (ANSI Z87.1-1968) - As specified in ANSI Z87.1-1968. Details available from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.