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PPE Selection - Dust: Goggles
Goggle Protection Safety goggles are intended to protect the eyes against dust hazards. Goggles form a protective seal around the eyes, preventing nuisance dust from entering under or around the goggles. Ventilation should be adequate, but well protected from dust entry.

Safety goggles may incorporate prescription lenses mounted behind protective lenses for individuals requiring vision correction. Take time to consider specific lens, frame, and ventilation options when selecting safety goggles
Lenses
Safety goggles lenses are designed and tested to resist moderate impact.
  • Clear, Removable Lenses
    Fig. 1:
    Clear, Removable Lenses
    Clear lenses:

    • Are available with removable lenses
    • May incorporate prescription lenses
    • Do not provide special protection against optical radiation

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Frames
Safety goggle frames must be properly fitted to the worker's face to form a protective seal around the eyes. Poorly fitted goggles will not offer the necessary protection.
  • Eye Cup Goggles
    Fig. 2: Eye Cup Goggles
    Eyecup safety goggles:

    • Cover the eye sockets completely
    • Are available with direct or indirect ventilation
    • May be rigid or flexible
  • Cover Goggles
    Fig. 3: Cover Goggles
    Cover safety goggles:

    • May be worn over corrective spectacles without disturbing the adjustment of the spectacles
    • Are available in direct, indirect, or non-ventilated types
    • May be rigid or flexible
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Ventilation
Ventilated goggles allow air circulation while providing protection against airborne particles, dust, liquids, or light.
  • Direct-ventilated goggles
    Fig. 4:
    Direct-ventilated Goggles
    Direct ventilation:

    • Resist direct passage of large particles into the goggle
    • Prevent fogging by allowing air circulation



  • Indirect-ventilated goggles
    Fig. 5:
    Indirect-ventilated Goggles
    Indirect ventilation:

    • Prevent fogging by allowing air circulation
    • Protect against liquid or chemical splash entry



  • Non-ventilated Goggles
    Fig. 6:
    Non-ventilated goggles
    Non-ventilated goggles:

    • Do not allow the passage of air into the goggle
    • Prevent splash entry
    • May fog and require frequent lens cleaning

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