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Development of criteria and test methods for eye and face protective devices.

Authors
LaMarre-DA
Source
NIOSH 1977 Aug; :1-196
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197139
Abstract
Studies were conducted to determine the adequacy of some performance requirements and test methods specified by the American National Standards Institute Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection, ANSI Z87.1-1968. The following three tasks were performed: the adequacy of Table 1 limits which provide requirements for the absorption of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation for protectors used by welders, furnace workers, and others were determined; impact resistance test methods were evaluated; and the adequacy of the optical tolerances for eye and face protectors were determined and objective test methods were recommended. Recommendations for revising Table 1 are presented. A ballistic test method was developed and tested and the tolerances involved in the test method were specified. The performance of safety spectacles, flexible mask goggles, cup goggles, welding helmets, and face shields were studied using the test method developed. The optical requirements for plano eyewear were studied from the point of view of maintaining high visual acuity for the large fraction of the industrial population whose acuity is 20/20 or better. The author concludes that the tolerances for sphere power, axial astigmatism, and prism in a single lens given in Z87.1 were adequate. In the case of lens definition, the author concluded that the requirement of Z87.1 may or may not be adequately stringent.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0058; Personal-protective-equipment; Eye-protection; Materials-testing; Safety-equipment; Safety-engineering
Publication Date
19770801
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-276818
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 78-110; Contract-210-75-0058
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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