If your lab works with hazardous materials like body fluids and lasers, do not take risks. Why place your eyesight at risk when you can wear safety glasses and goggles? By always protecting your eyes with safety glasses, you can safeguard your vision for a lifetime. At the same time, you and your workplace will be conforming to the safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Materials for Lenses
The material for laser glasses requires the ability to withstand the bright and harmful rays of the lasers while permitting clarity of vision. Two basic materials comprise the construction of the lens. These are:
Classes of Laser Systems
Not all laser safety glasses are the same. However, they should all help protect the eyes from the hazardous effects of scattered or reflected laser lights from these three main categories of laser systems:
At the same time, wearers need to be certain the glasses fit comfortably and are durable.
Choosing Your Laser Safety Glasses
The purpose of any pair of laser safety glasses and goggles is to filter light out. They must be able to accomplish this more than adequately. When choosing the right pair for your task, be sure to consult the labor safety guide or agent. His/her recommendations should echo the following. Always select your safety glasses on the following qualities of your laser:
Remember. Your eyesight is precious. Protect it in and out of the lab.