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Eye Protective Selection Guide

Hazard Type Illustration Source  Assessment of Hazard  Protection 
Impact  ppeImpact Chipping, grinding, machining, masonry work, woodworking, sawing, drilling, chiseling, powered fastening, riveting, and sanding  Flying fragments, objects, large chips, sand particles, dirt, etc.  Spectacles with side protection, goggles. For severe exposure use faceshield. 
Heat  ppeHeat Furnace Operations, pouring, casting, hot dipping, and welding  Hot sparks Splash from molten metals High temperature exposure  Faceshield goggles, spectacles with side protection. For severe exposure, use faceshield Faceshieled worn over goggles Screen faceshield, reflective faceshield. 
Chemical 
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Handling of acids and chemicals, degreasing plating  Splash Irritating mist Goggles, eyecup, and cover types. For severe exposure use faceshield special-purpose goggles. 
Dust 
Dust
Woodworking, buffing, general dusty conditions  Nuisance dust  Goggles, eyecup and cover types. 
Light &/or Radiation    Welding: Electric arc  Optical radiation  Welding helmet or welding shield. Typical shades: 10-14 
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Welding: Gas  Optical Radiation  Welding goggles or welding faceshield. Typical shades: gas welding, 4-8; cutting 3-6, brazing 3-4 
Cutting, torch brazing, torch soldering  Optical radiation  Spectacles or welding faceshield. Typical shades:1, 5-3 
  Glare  Poor vision  Spectacles with shaded or special purpose lenses, as suitable 
Potenially Infectious Material
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Contact with body fluids & bloodborne pathogens Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens & bodily fluids Safety glasses with solid sideshields. Use safety goggles or faceshield plus goggles for severe exposure.