10. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 44 Eye protection The employer must provide appropriate eye protection to the employee if it is required for the job. There are many types of work with potential hazards to eye injuries, especially the types where there are produced: Flying fragments or chips, particles and splashes from chemical substances Sparks, splashes, and splatter Bright light (e.g. welding) The most typical causes of eye injuries: Grinding Cleaning with compressed air Welding Drilling Work with a hammer or a sledgehammer Removing rust Handling chemical substances Depending on the type of work use either eye shields, or eye and face protection equipment. Use sufficient eye protection especially when grinding or doing work where there are sparks (e.g. a face visor or safety goggles with a face mask). Mask-shaped safety goggles are class B, impact resistance 120 m/s. They protect also from dust and chemical splashes. Visor protects also the face from molten metal and liquid splashes, protection class A 190 m/s; at extreme temperatures class B, impact resistance 120 m/s.
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