3M F9900 by 3M Protective Eyewear for Premium Durability
3M has been a powerhouse in the world of personal protective equipment for over a century now. It’s been a few days since the Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month has passed. Hence, it is always important to revisit the subject of eye safety at work. Facts cannot be ignored here. According to the Vision Council, 2000 eye injuries occur at workplaces daily. Majority of the jobs include industrial vocations such as construction, mining, welding, foundries, etc. Eye experts wholly agree that these injuries can be prevented by adopting the appropriate kind of safety measures. It includes assessing the environment for obvious hazards & then selecting the right kind of safety eyewear which pertains to preventing the harms of the very hazards. In the same vein, this article discusses why workplace safety is an indispensable phenomenon and how 3M F9900 can be used to fulfill such requirements.
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a non-profit organization that oversees the regulatory standards which pertain to providing the required level of safety assurance promised by PPE manufacturers. Their renowned Z787.1 standard remains the hallmark of ascertaining durability of any eyewear. All of 3M Safety Glasses comply with the very standard. Lenses that are tested under conditions prescribed by ANSI come across very rigorous & high-stress procedures. Durability is no joke as it sets the basis on which the whole functionality of the safety eyewear maintains its bearings. The tests involve heaving a pen-like object towards the surface of the lens from a very short distance. The lens is then assessed for internal dislodgement; fracture; fragmentation or any other type of damage. If the lens is able to withstand such impact, it is marked for approval.
The tests mimic the hazards which present themselves in our daily lives. On our jobs (especially manufacturing ones), our eyes are exposed to an array of hazards. They include foreign objects such as bits of metal, projectiles, splinters, shards, dust, fine sediments or toxic splashes of chemicals and compounds. ANSI’s compliance acts as a third party approval to ensure quality durability offered by vendors. This removes any doubt regarding the shoddy claims of safety made some makers of PPE. Hence, purchasing from a quality manufacturer such as 3M will pay dividends in the long run.
Recommended 3M PPE for your eyes
3M F9900 is your best friend when it comes to having a secure & stress-free session at work. The polycarbonate material used in lenses offers the ANSI Z787.1 prescribed safety assurance against workplace hazards.
The peripheral protection that the very glasses offer is very versatile in nature. The integrated side shields come in 3 types – Brow guard; full cup perforated; and wire mesh breeze catcher. The first one offers the necessary protection against trickling of sweat into your eyes. The full cup perforated allows for the standard side-shield protection at the peripheral areas of your eyes. Mesh breeze catcher is suitable when you don’t want your lenses fogged up by means of ventilation allowed by the meshed composition of the side shields.