Keeping an Eye on Safety

06-11-21 11:15 AM Comment(s)

Safety Glasses

Are some safety glasses better than others?

Some safety glasses have prescription lenses for individuals with vision problems.
Some have built in anti-fogging (the way they were made allows this).
Some are tinted to block UV and other stray light.

Category A: Basic Particle Protection

Category B: High Impact Protection

Category C: Must seal to the face and prevent any foreign matter to enter the eyes.

What do safety glasses really save me from?

  • Flying objects
  • Particles
  • Dust
  • Wind
  • Heat
  • Sparks
  • Splashing
  • Chemical Fumes
  • Glare*
  • Radiation*

Can I just wear my sunglasses? Can't they do the same thing?

No, safety glasses have to meet a certain standard: ANSI/ISEA Z87. Additionally, as technology improves, so do the standards. Your regular sunglasses that do not meet the ANSI/ISEA standards will more than likely shatter upon impact and potentially be the culprit of vision impairment.

What about keeping my safety glasses from fogging over?

You can use a bar of soap or shaving cream: wipe the bar of soap or shaving cream over the lenses and let it sit for a while. Then, buff the product off.

Get anti-fog wipes and use as needed.

Where can I get some safety glasses?
You can shop with Apex EHS - we are a safety supply distributor and can get just about any style glasses (even ones with your logo) to suit your needs.