Eye and Face Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Requirements
The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.
The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses eye protection
that provides side protection when there is a hazard from flying objects.
Detachable side protectors (e.g. clip-on or slide-on side shields) meeting
the pertinent requirements of this section are acceptable.
The employer shall ensure that each affected employee who wears prescription
lenses while engaged in operations that involve eye hazards wears eye
protection that incorporates the prescription in its design, or wears
eye protection that can be worn over the prescription lenses without disturbing
the proper position of the prescription lenses or the protective lenses.
OSHA’s Eyes and Face PPE requirements can be viewed at http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9778