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Protection of eyes, face and body against high impacts.
NIOSH 1974 Jul; :1-31
Results are presented of high impact test data yielded by safety spectacles, goggles, face shields, and body shields, currently available on the market. Details are given as to techniques for impact testing, evaluation of various plastics, and impact resistance of single and multiple targets. Evidence is presented regarding the need for strengthening of standards for eyes and face protection. Mar-resistant polycarbonate lenses are recommended over tempered glass lenses.
NIOSH-Publication; Accident-prevention; Protection; Safety-equipment; Safety-glasses; Face-shields; Face-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Materials-testing; Test-methods; Mechanical-properties
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