Safety Tips on Protective Eyewear
- Only wear protective eyewear that was designed for the specific task at hand, goggles that protect you from dust may not protect you from radiation or other hazards.
- Keep your safety glasses in place even if you have other protection like a welding helmet or face shield. Flying chips or dust can get past the shield if you lift the visor.
- Check your eye protection before using to make sure it is in good condition. Look at plastic visors or protectors for scratches that may limit vision or cracks that can weaken the structural strength.
- Clean lenses with water or a lens-cleaning solution to float dirt away, rather than scratching it into the lens.
- Look for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark on safety eyewear.
- Get the fit of safety glasses right. They should be snug but not uncomfortable.
- Don’t tamper with your equipment, it make impact it effectiveness.
- Always keep a spare pair of protective eyewear handy.
- Choose eye protection with polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate has the highest impact resistance.