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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

"Shipyard, eye and face protection"


This regulation states the general requirements for shipyard employers and employees. The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection where there are exposures to eye or face hazards caused by flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acid 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:

Standard Type(s)

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
  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Flame and Thermal
  • Radiation
Standard References
Incorporated by Reference

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


Originally cited: 1915.153(b)(1): Protective eye and face protection devices must comply with any of the following consensus standards:ANSI Z87.1-2010, ANSI Z87.1-2003, ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R-1998)


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