Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to provide comment on a proposed update to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010, American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices.The standard establishes the performance criteria and testing requirements for devices worn to protect occupational users from hazards such as those caused by impact, non-ionizing radiation, liquid splash, and dust. The standard is also referenced by incorporation into OSHA regulations for PPE.
Specific proposals to the standard include testing of protectors commonly referred to as readers and magnifiers; testing changes for prescription safety lenses; angle of dependence criteria for welding devices; updated product markings, and updated use and selection guidance.
The deadline for submitting comments is March 9, 2015. To get a copy of the draft standard and a comment form, or for more information, contact International Safety Equipment Associaton director of member and technical services Cristine Fargo. There is a $50 charge for a copy, payable by credit card.