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2011 OSHA CODE REFERENCE

PART NUMBER: 1926

PART TITLE: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

SUBPART: E

SUBPART TITLE: Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

STANDARD NUMBER: 1926.102

TITLE: Eye and face protection

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: 1910.133

1926.102(a) – EYE AND FACE PROTECTION




1926.102(a)(1)


Employees shall be provided with eye and face protection equipment when machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents.

1926.102(a)(2)


Eye and face protection equipment required by this Part shall meet the requirements specified in American National Standards Institute, Z87.1-1968, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.

1926.102(a)(3)


Employees whose vision requires the use of corrective lenses in spectacles, when required by this regulation to wear eye protection, shall be protected by goggles or spectacles of one of the following types:

1926.102(a)(3)(i)


Spectacles whose protective lenses provide optical correction;

1926.102(a)(3)(ii)


Goggles that can be worn over corrective spectacles without disturbing the adjustment of the spectacles;

1926.102(a)(3)(iii)


Goggles that incorporate corrective lenses mounted behind the protective lenses.

1926.102(a)(4)


Face and eye protection equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair. The use of this type equipment with structural or optical defects shall be prohibited.

1926.102(a)(5)

Table E-1 shall be used as a guide in the selection of face and eye protection for the hazards and operations noted.

TABLE E-1 - Eye and Face Protector Selection Guide



TYPE

SPECIFICATION

PICTURE

NOTE*

1. GOGGLES

Flexible Fitting - Regular Ventilation






2. GOGGLES

Flexible Fitting - Hooded Ventilation






3. GOGGLES

Cushioned Fitting - Rigid Body






4. SPECTACLES

Metal Frame, with Sideshields



1

5. SPECTACLES

Plastic Frame - with Sideshields



1

6. SPECTACLES

Metal-Plastic Frame - with Sideshields



1

7. WELDING GOGGLES

Eyecup Type - Tinted Lenses



2

7A. CHIPPING GOGGLES

Eyecup Type - Clear Safety Lenses




8. WELDING GOGGLES

Coversepc Type - Tinted Lenses



2

8A. CHIPPING GOGGLES


8A. CHIPPING GOGGLES, Coverspec Type - Clear Safety Lenses




9. WELDING GOGGLES

Coverspec Type - Tinted Plate Lens



2

10. FACE SHIELD

Available with Plastic or Mesh Window






11. WELDING HELMETS






2

*Note (1) Non-side shield spectacles are available for limited hazard use requiring only frontal protection.

*Note (2) See Table E-2, in paragraph (b) of this section, Filter Lens Shade Numbers for Protection Against Radiant Energy.


OPERATION

HAZARDS

RECOMMENDED PROTECTORS

Acetylene – Burning, Cutting, Welding

Sparks, harmful rays, molten metal, flying particles

7, 8, 9

Chemical Handling

Splash, acid burns, fumes

2, 10 (for severe exposure add 10 over 2)

Chipping

Flying particles

1,3, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 8A

Electric (Arc) Welding

Sparks, intense rays, molten metal

9, 11 (11 in combination with 4, 5, 6, in tinted lenses advisable)

Furnace Operations

Glare, heat, molten metal

7, 8, 9 (For severe exposure add 10)

Grinding – Light

Flying particles

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Grinding – Heavy

Flying particles

1, 3, 7A, 8A (For severe exposure add 10)

Laboratory

Chemical splash, glass breakage

2 (10 when in combination with 4, 5, 6)

Machining

Flying particles

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Molten Metals

Heat, glare, sparks, splash

7, 8, (10 in combination with 4, 5, 6, in tinted lenses)

Spot Welding

Flying particles, sparks

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10



1926.102(a)(6)


Protectors shall meet the following minimum requirements:

1926.102(a)(6)(i)


They shall provide adequate protection against the particular hazards for which they are designed.

1926.102(a)(6)(ii)


They shall be reasonably comfortable when worn under the designated conditions.

1926.102(a)(6)(iii)


They shall fit snugly and shall not unduly interfere with the movements of the wearer.

1926.102(a)(6)(iv)


They shall be durable.

1926.102(a)(6)(v)


They shall be capable of being disinfected.

1926.102(a)(6)(vi)


They shall be easily cleanable.

1926.102(a)(7)


Every protector shall be distinctly marked to facilitate identification only of the manufacturer.

1926.102(a)(8)


When limitations or precautions are indicated by the manufacturer, they shall be transmitted to the user and care taken to see that such limitations and precautions are strictly observed.


Rev. 1/2/12 2011 OSHA Code Reference 1926.102(a)



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