The purpose of the ANSI Z87.1-2010 rating is to minimize the severity and frequency of and to, of course, prevent injuries from hazards such as impact, radiation, chemical splash, welding, and more. The standard, which is now organized based upon encountered hazards, does this through its general requirements, testing processes and product markings.
The ANSI Z87.1-2010 certifications help in this effort by providing a certification system organized based on encountered hazards that include:
- Blunt impact
- Splashes and droplets
- Small dust particles
Testing Processes: Safety glasses have a critical job to do, and there’s simply no room for error or malfunction. ANSI Z87.1-2010 certified safety glasses undergo intensive testing that ensures they’ll protect eyes as expected, so wearers can focus on the task at hand. Tests include those for basic and high-impact for both lenses and frames and for the ability to protect from non-ionizing radiation and exposure to chemicals. Tests also include durability to flammables and corrosion.