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Offering high impact resistance is the hallmark of a high-quality protective eyeglasses that is suitable for varying industrial jobs. Wearing usual RX glasses is a no go here. All safety eyewear must be OHSA & ANSI Compliant in order to be fit for employees to wear at work. According to BLS (Bureau of labor statistics), 40% of workers who suffered eye injuries on an annual basis were wearing some kind of eyewear. There are instances where shoddy claims are made by some PPE (Personal protective equipment) manufacturers endorsing the durability offered by their protective eyeglasses. To counter this, ANSI enacted Z787.1 standard to ensure that a certain level of safety assurance is guaranteed to the user. ANSI acts as a third party which standardizes the level of durability offered in safety equipment concerning the face & eyes. All other endorsements must be forgone. This article explains how 3M Virtua provides the best value for your money by offering all the relevant features that are a must in premium industrial eyewear.
ANSI Z787.1 Certification
Lenses which are subjected to ANSI testing go through a series of rigorous evaluative methods for getting their durability assessed. For instance, one testing method involves an object weighing around 2 pounds, which is suspended above, is dropped on the surface of lens. Afterwards, the lens is inspected for any fracture, internal separation or penetration marks induced by the object. If the lens does not bear any damage, it is marked for approval.
The hallmark of ANSI Z787.1 compliance is to ensure shatter proof protection as mentioned before. Damage-induced to the eyes is often irreversible. A fine particle can induce deep lacerations which can lead to blindness. Hence, it is indispensable for industrial eyewear to possess shatter proof ability as safety comes first before anything. In the same vein, every 3M industrial eyewear is ANSI Z787.1 certified.
Complying with OHSA
The OHSA makes it mandatory upon companies to provide adequate safety eyewear. It further stipulates that employees should carry or be provided an extra pair of OHSA approved Protective Eyewear. All of 3M safety eyewear is OHSA approved.
Recommended 3M eyewear for protection
3M Virtua comes with integrated side shields which is an excellent choice for users requiring peripheral protection around the eyes. They are extremely helpful as many other safety eyewear ignore the fact that our eyes are equally vulnerable to safety hazards from the sides as from the front. Another thing about this frame is its wraparound design which offers a greater vision at the sides, allowing for a much comfortable view while wearing them. the curved temples give a close-fit and are very comfortable to wear for long hours of work. The polycarbonate lens ensures shatterproof protection along with 100% absorption of UV rays to protect your eyes from cataracts or macular degeneration. This frame is deceptively lightweight yet extremely sturdy. You certainly won’t regret adding this armor to your PPE paraphernalia.
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