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American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA)

"American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices"


This standard sets forth criteria related to the general requirements, testing, permanent marking, selection, care, and use of protectors to minimize the occurrence and severity or prevention of injuries from such hazards as impact, non-ionizing radiation and liquid splash exposures in occupational and educational environments including, but not limited to, machinery operations, material welding and cutting, chemical handling, and assembly operations. Certain hazardous exposures are not covered in this standard. These include, but are not limited to: Bloodborne pathogens, X-rays, high energy particulate radiation, microwaves, radio-frequency radiation lasers, masers, and sports and recreation.

Standard Type(s)

An explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, system, or service: Examples of specifications include, but are not limited to, requirements for; physical, mechanical, or chemical properties, and safety, quality, or performance criteria. A specification identifies the test methods for determining whether each of the requirements is satisfied.

Test Method

A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Examples of test methods include, but are not limited to: identification, measurement, and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method.


Document, established by consensus that provides rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results.

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
Not Identified

  • Spectacles, faceshields, goggles, welding helmets
  • Physical
  • Impact Hazard
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Radiological
Standard References
Referenced Standard

ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014 (R2019) - American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection

29 CFR 1915.153 - Shipyard, eye and face protection

29 CFR 1926.102 - Construction, eye and face protection

29 CFR 1910.133 - Eye and face protection

Conformity Assessment Notes

Various test and inspection criteria are required as specified in the document.


  Additional References:

  • ANSI Z80.1-2005, American National Standard for Ophthalmics - Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses – Recommendations
  • ANSI Z80.3-2008 American National Standard for Ophthalmics - Nonprescription Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear – Requirements
  • ANSI Z80.5-2004, American National Standard Requirements for Dress Ophthalmic Frames
  • ASTM D1003-2000, Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
  • EN 168:2001, European Standard – Personal eye protection – Non-optical test methods NBS Special Publication 374
  • ANSI Z49.1-2005, American National Standard Safety in Welding and Cutting
  • ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection
  • ANSI Z136.1-2007, American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers
  • ASTM F803 – 03 Standard Specification for Eye Protectors for Selected Sports
  • 29 CFR 1910.133 - Eye and Face Protection, OSHA General Industry Standards
  • 29 CFR 1915.153 - Eye and Face Protection, OSHA Shipyard Standards
  • 29 CFR 1926.102 - Eye and Face Protection, OSHA Construction Industry Standards

Testing Laboratories
ICS Laboratories, Inc - Brunswic, OH, 44212

A2LA ISO/IEC 17025


Phone Number: (330) 220-0515


ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020 , ASTM F1446 - 20 , ASTM F1383 - 20 , ASTM F1407 - 12(2017) , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F739 - 20 , ASTM F903 - 18


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