To comply with State and Federal laws, to prevent lost time injuries, and to protect an irreplaceable asset: your eyesight!
Not wearing eye protection, not wearing eye protection properly, or wearing the wrong kind of eye protection.
Contact with chemicals flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)'s mission is "to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.” www.osha.gov
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is “is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.” www.ansi.org
The changes in the ANSI Z87.1 Standard affected Prescription Safety Glasses in many ways, including ignition safety testing on all exposed materials; initiating new marking requirements for both lens and frame and shield markings; and incorporating new guidelines for the laboratories that process prescription safety eyewear. A complete summary of the changes in the ANSI Z87.1 can be found at https://www.uvexrx.com/documents/UvexRx_ANSI_2010_AdvisoryBulletin_v08_11.pdf.
A copy can be purchased at: http://webstore.ansi.org/ansidocstore/default.asp
Although both street wear and safety wear can be stylish as well as functional, the safety glasses that are offered by Shannon Optical meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 Standard for Eye Protection as required by OSHA.
Vision screening tests are for visual acuity, depth perception, color perception, muscle balance and horizontal fields. It is used to detect problems in employee's vision. Employees who wear corrective lenses are screened with their eyewear on. Vision screening is a key step when launching a new eye protection program or invigorating an underutilized program.
Often a company will allow a larger and more expensive frame selection and lens options at an employee’s own expense. Employee co-payments are collected by either Shannon Optical or by your company.