Purpose of Face Shields
Face shields protect the entire face, or portions thereof, from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. When worn alone, such gear does not protect employees from impact hazards. Use face shields in combination with safety spectacles or goggles for additional protection. The face shield windows extend from the brow to below the chin and across the entire width of the face. Hard hat face shields are available in lift-front designs, which may be raised up when needed or left in the lowered position. All of our selections meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for impact resistance. Face shields are also available in varying degrees or levels of thickness. These levels should correspond with specific tasks.
Applications for Face Shields
Hard hat face shields are used in medical situations when blood-borne pathogens put healthcare workers at risk. Law enforcement officers, military personnel, fumigators, and search-and-rescue teams also use face shields as personal protective equipment.
Polycarbonate Face Shields: What You Need to Know
We offer options made from polycarbonate, a very strong, durable material designed to withstand impact from flying objects, such as:
- Large Chips
Such face shields are highly reliable and have high impact-resistance levels, which means they can withstand projectiles while protecting the wearer. Generally, this variety is coated for extreme scratch-resistance so workers can maintain high levels of visibility for longer periods of time.
How To Care For Your Polycarbonate Face Shield
Cleaning contaminants from polycarbonate face shields is easy. Depending on the contaminant, a soft cloth and ordinary cleaning solutions will work. Because this material is extremely sturdy, you can vigorously wash them, if necessary.
Choosing The Right Polycarbonate Face Shield
Your workplace poses a unique set of hazards to your workers and there isn’t a universal polycarbonate face shield that will work for everybody. In order to choose the right products for your workers, you’ll need to carefully evaluate your workplace and determine which hazards your employees are facing. You may need to choose a polycarbonate face shield that protects your workers from chemical hazards, impacts, dust, or sparks. While most of these models provide basic protection, they’re not all created equal; some are thicker, more scratch-resistant, and larger than others. Naturally, cost is usually a guiding factor as well.
- Aspherical Polycarbonate Hard Hat Face Shields - Some workers prefer aspherical hard hat face shields for all-around protection. In most cases, aspherical polycarbonate styles won’t interfere with other safety equipment, like headsets and earmuffs or magnifying safety glasses. However, you’ll need to evaluate your existing personal protective equipment (PPE) and make sure adding more equipment won’t compromise your workers’ safety.
- Aluminum-Bound Polycarbonate Face Shields - The aluminum-bound polycarbonate face shields you’ll find in Enviro Safety Products’ catalog follow a universal hole pattern that allows them to fit on commonly used headgear and brackets. Designed to protect wearers from liquid splash, impacts, and dry particulates, these options meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards to guarantee the maximum possible protection for your workers.
Brackets for Polycarbonate Face Shields
When your employees’ protective headgear isn’t designed for use with a polycarbonate face shield, you’ll need a bracket. Brackets are generally adjustable and can accommodate several types of face shields. Constructed of durable aluminum, plastic, or nylon, these handy add-ons generally only come in one size.
Purchasing Polycarbonate Face Shields
If you aren’t sure what type of polycarbonate face shield you need for your workplace, please call our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives at 800-637-6606. Each member of our team takes part in rigorous bi-weekly training to ensure their familiarity with all our products and their proper uses. Our team can also assist you in placing your order. At Enviro Safety Products, our mission is to provide you with the best selection of PPE at the most affordable prices, so please, check out our selection of polycarbonate face shields, brackets, and adapters today.
Hard Hat Adapters
Instead of brackets, many employers choose hard hat adapters. If you choose to use this alternative, remember that each adapter is usually designed to work with a specific polycarbonate face shield – most are not universal. However, these extras securely connect their designated face shields to most types of hard hats to provide a high level of head and facial protection.