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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title

"Eye and face protection"

Description

The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation. Please note that there are 28 OSHA-approved occupational safety and health State Plans. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as federal OSHA’s and may have different or more stringent standards related to PPE. More information about State Plans and their standards is available at: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html

Standard Type(s)
Regulation

Anything specified as a requirement in a CFR

Personal Protective Equipment
Eye and Face Protection

All equipment and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured specifically to protect the eyes and/or the entire face (not including the top of the head). Exposure to the eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids, or caustic liquids, chemical gasses, or vapors, potentially infected material or potentially harmful light radiation.

  • Eye-protectors
  • Face masks
Not Identified

  • Spectacles, faceshields, goggles, welding helmets
Hazards
Chemical
  • Chemical
Thermal
  • Flame and Thermal
Physical
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Physical
Radiation
  • Radiation
Standard References
Incorporated by Reference

ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020 - American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices

Comments

Protective eye and face protection devices must comply with any of the following consensus standards.

Any of the three most current standards can be used for compliance:

  • 1910.133(b)(1)(iii): ANSI Z87.1-2010, "American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection," which is incorporated by reference in § 1910.6
  • 1910.133(b)(1)(i): ANSI Z87.1-2003, "American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection," which is incorporated by reference in § 1910.6; or
  • 1910.133(b)(1)(ii): ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R-1998), "American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection," which is incorporated by reference in § 1910.6.


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