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Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
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Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

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Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

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Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

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Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

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The type of eye and face protection you select for your employees to use is based on an assessment of the job's hazards. Once you know the hazards, be sure to select the right type of protection.

  • Safety spectacles are impact-resistant eyeglasses. They have strong safety frames and impact-resistant lenses. They come with and without side shields. OSHA requires side shields when there's a hazard from flying objects. Some models are designed to fit over regular prescription glasses.
  • Goggles fit the face to form a protective seal around the eyes. They protect the eyes from impact, dust, splashes, mists, vapors and fumes. Different types of goggles are designed for different types of hazards.
  • Face shields are protective windows that extend from the brow to below the chin and across the entire width of the head. Face shields are secondary protection. Safety goggles or spectacles must be worn under a face shield to provide primary protection. Face shields provide additional protection from impact, chemical splashes or sprays, high temperatures, splashes from molten metal and sparks.
  • Welding helmets are heat resistant, and they're fitted with a filtered lens. They provide secondary protection from optical radiation, flying sparks, metal spatter, and slag chips produced during welding, cutting and brazing. Safety goggles or spectacles provide the primary eye protection under the welding helmet.

The American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protective Devices (ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010) prescribes the design, performance specifications, and marking of safety eye and face products, including the safety goggles, spectacles, face shields and welding helmets. This hazard-based approach encourages users and employers to evaluate the specific hazards in their work environment, and to make the selection of appropriate eye and face protection based on this assessment.

Excerpted with permission from the Utah Safety Council Newsletter, August 2010.

For assistance in determining the right type of protective eyewear for your specific work situation or information on the university’s prescription safety eyewear program, please contact Environmental Health and Safety, 208-885-6524 or safety@uidaho.edu.

Related Training in NetLearning@uidaho

  • Eye and Face Protection (EF09)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PE09)

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions