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PPE Selection - Chemicals
Chemical Hazard A large percentage of eye injuries are caused by 
direct contact with chemicals. These injuries often
result from an inappropriate choice of PPE, that allows 
a chemical substance to enter from around or under protective eye equipment. Serious and irreversible damage can occur when chemical substances 
contact the eyes in the form of splash, mists, 
vapors, or fumes. When working with or around chemicals, it is important to know the location of emergency eyewash stations and how to access them with restricted vision.

When fitted and worn correctly, goggles protect your eyes from hazardous substances. A face shield may be required in areas where workers are exposed to severe chemical hazards.


PPE Devices for Chemical Hazards
Goggles Primary protectors intended to shield the eyes against liquid or chemical splash, irritating mists, vapors, and fumes. 
Face Shields Secondary protectors intended to protect the entire face against exposure to chemical hazards. 
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