Product Information Sheet: Eye Protection

Face shieldGogglesProduct Information

Product description: Eye protection

Product group: Personal Protective Equipment

Demand

Usage guidance: Multi-use, proper don/doff are critical

Current availability: Medium

Manufacturing

Technologies required to manufacture: Injection molding (polycarbonate, polyethylene, PVC)

Degree of automation: Partially automated

FDA Classification: N/A1

Regulatory & compliance validation process difficulty: Low

Raw material availability: Available (polycarbonate, polyethylene, PVC)2

Design Requirements

Goggles:

  • Functional: splash protection for eyes; in-directly vented to prevent fogging
  • Technical: scratch-resistant lenses
  • Shape: snug fit for various face sizes/shapes

Face shields:

  • Functional: splash protection for face/eyes; clear unobstructed viewing
  • Technical: scratch-resistant shield
  • Shape: flexible across face of wearer

Standards:

  • US: Meet specification of ANSI Z87.1-20153 (D3 splash marking, not impact resistant rated)

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1. Eye protection is not classified as a medical device by the FDA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that protective eye and face protection devices must comply with specification of ANSI Z87.1-2015

2. ANSI Z87.1-2015 or additional details at: https://www.coopersafety.com/ansiz87-1

Source: Derived from expert manufacturing interviews; images courtesy of 3M, Pyramex

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