No matter the type or style of eye protection, workers should always wear equipment that meets American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z87.1-2010.

4 Safety eyewear that meets Z87 is tested and must pass stringent requirements for basic mass impact (a 1" steel ball dropped from 50"), high mass impact (a 500g pointed projectile dropped from 50"), high velocity impact (a ¼" BB shot at 150–300 ft/sec), distortion, light transmittance, and lens thickness (not for impact rated protectors) among others.

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