Legislation and Norms

American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Devices ANSI Z87.1 - 2010

Establishes performance criteria and testing requirements for devices used to protect the eyes and face from injuries from impact, non-ionizing radiation and chemical exposure in workplaces and schools. It covers all types of protector configurations including spectacles (plano and prescription), goggles, face shields, welding helmets and full face-piece respirators.

Specific evaluation is included for workplace hazards such as: impact, optical radiation, droplet and splash, dust, fine dust particles.


ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015

In mid-2015 ANSI/ISEA updated the 2010 standard. The updates in the revision reflect the need to streamline test methods in concert with similar global standards, and to recognize new innovations in protector design that had not been previously addressed but which can provide appropriate protection against workplace eye and face hazards.

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