OSHA and Eye Protection
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to evaluate workplaces and
determine whether eye or face hazards exist. In 29 CFR 1910.133, OSHA outlines standards that also
require employers to implement and enforce an eye safety program in which the employer provides safety
goggles at no cost to employees. The eye protection that employers provide has to be able to
accommodate prescription eyeglasses beneath or has to incorporate prescription lenses.
OSHA also requires employers to determine the level of light filtering that's right for each
workplace. 29 CFR 1910.133 contains a chart that employers must use as a guide when selecting the
protective shade of women's safety glasses. The chart includes workplace activities like shielded
metal and arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, torch brazing and torch soldering, oxygen cutting
and more. Each activity is accompanied by a number that denotes the minimum protective shade an
employer must provide.
Employers need to evaluate their employees' needs when choosing women's safety glasses. First,
how many women will be wearing safety glasses in the workplace? Will each worker have her own pair,
or will employees sign for a pair of safety goggles at the beginning of each shift and turn them
in at the end?
What's Different about Men's and Women's Safety Glasses?
Women's safety glasses are available in more feminine styles, patterns and sizes than men's safety
glasses - all without compromising protection. Many of the women's safety glasses in EnviroSafetyProducts'
catalog meet ANSI Z87+ high impact standards. In addition, we offer a huge variety of lens shades and
colors; some are designed to enhance depth perception, while others are intended to filter out large
amounts of light and are ideal for applications like welding.
What to Look for in Women's Safety Glasses
The right pair of women's safety glasses will provide extreme protection without limiting the
wearer's field of vision or interrupting the proper fit of
safety helmets or
ear protection. They'll fit snugly against the head without pressing
too tightly; when safety glasses are too tight, they cause discomfort that can compromise their effectiveness.
Affordability is almost always a factor in choosing women's safety glasses. Again, your workplace's
needs will help determine which women's safety glasses you can consider affordable.
Ordering Your Women's Safety Glasses from EnviroSafetyProducts
Whether you're ordering Wiley X safety glasses for women, Pyramex glasses or any other brand,
EnviroSafetyProducts is your one-stop shop. If you have questions about which women's safety glasses
are right for your workplace, call our customer service professionals at 800-637-6606 for help. Take
a moment to browse our extensive collection, and when you find what you need, we'll be happy to fill
your order right away.