MAXIM AIR SEAL Features:
• 6 base design allows for higher prescriptions
• Cushioned facial cavity helps keep out dust and debris
Protecting your vision from foreign objects such as projectiles, bits of metal, splinters, debris or toxic chemicals is vital to your eyes safety. These hazards are commonly pervasive in the working environment of many industrial vocations. Thus, choosing safety eyewear that provides a comprehensive protection is imperative. Workers must be provided with adequate protective equipment which keeps their eyes & face intact. This is enshrined in the OHSA’s standard 1901 which is related to worker’s eye & face protection at workplaces. However, problems still persist. According to BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), 40 per cent of the workers were wearing some sort of eyewear at the time of injury. So where is the gap that needs to be bridged? This article explains the importance of an all-round protection at work & how 3M Maxim Air Seal glasses can help achieve that.
Importance of Foam Gaskets
There are several instances which require foam gaskets for eye protection. First, the existence of toxic chemicals. They are present in labs, foundries or construction sites. Workers are often exposed to harmful vapors or fumes emitted by the very chemicals. A high quality pair of safety eyewear would prevent this by incorporating an adequate amount of protective features. Whenever there is a sudden splash of toxic liquid, we turn our face away from the source of danger, thus making the sides of our eyes vulnerable to injuries. Glasses that are often perforated or without foam gasket leave gaps for such toxic intrusions. Hence, foam padding gives you the extra protection beneath your glasses which allows for a comfortable, snugly fit as well.
Second, there are airborne particles which pose threats of blunt trauma or lacerations to the eye. The unexpected can happen. Some glasses have ridge-like shape on top of their frames which provides gaps for dust or fine sediments to come in contact with your eyes. To counter this, the added layer of padding plugs the very area that is left vulnerable to intrusion. Dusty or windy conditions at work can often cause irritation to the eyes. This may force the worker to remove the glasses and rub them with greasy or dirty hands. To prevent such circumstances, foam gaskets prove to be an essential tool.
Choosing from 3M
3M Maxim Air Seal provides the gasket-padded protection around the frame of glasses. Furthermore, the wraparound shape provides a greater peripheral vision with a sporty look. The very glasses are ANSI Z787.1 certified, therefore offering shatter proof protection against high impact accidents. This is due to the polycarbonate material used in making lenses, which also boasts 99% absorption of UV-A & B types of rays. It also comes in RX & non-RX options, which is an excellent choice for people requiring refractive correction for their eyes. By & large, 3M Prescription Safety Glasses are the go to option for any worker who wishes the best for the longevity of their eyes.
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