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Safety Goggles


									                 Safety Goggles:
                 Types and Uses
Direct vented goggles allow a direct flow of air from the work
environment into the goggle. In cases where impact is the hazard
and a splash or vapor hazard does not exist then a direct vented
goggle can be used as an appropriate level of protection.
Indirect vented goggles provide protection from splash entry by a
hooded or covered vent that allows the free movement of air but
prevents the direct passage of liquid. The purpose of the indirect
venting is to limit or prevent the passage of liquid splash into the
goggle. In cases where chemical splash is a hazard, indirect vent
goggles should be selected as appropriate protection.
Non-vented goggles have no venting of any kind and offer
protection against the passage of dust, mist, liquid and vapors. For
applications where chemical vapor* is the hazard a non-vented
goggle will be required protection.
*Non-vented goggles are NOT gas-proof goggles in instances
where gas-proof goggles are required to be worn, non-vented
goggles will not provide adequate protection.
When selecting the appropriate goggle for your workplace hazard
you must first perform a workplace hazard assessment to
determine if hazards are present.
**Faceshields are considered secondary protection and require
the use of primary protection such as protective safety eyewear
to protect from hazards to the eyes and face.
With proper training employers can protect their employees from
eye injuries in the workplace by knowing how to identify
workplace hazards. They can then determine when, where and
what type of eye protection is required for a given workplace task.

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