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With Sunnier Climates on the way as move into springtime, there are multiple ranges of safety glasses that offer 100% UV Protection. Prescription glasses and most sunglasses are usually not suitable for use as protective eyewear against airborne workplace hazards. Safety Glasses must comply with British Standards and provide appropriate protection against the hazard. Depending on the application, that may mean offering low, medium or high impact protection, and/or welding, chemical handling and dust protection (see more in chart below). Where prescription safety glasses or sunglasses need to be worn, appropriate safety glasses eyewear must be worn over the top of...

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March is  is National Safety eye wear Month, a month in which we need to accept our own personal responsibility for our safety, including safety eyewear. Which got me to thinking about the history of Safety Eyewear. Ergo we are celebrating  National Safety Month: The best resource is Optical Heritage Museum  Looking at their time line: 1850-Railroad accidents were so numerious the government clamped 250 regulations on operators. 1880 -P. Johnson, an African American invented and patented an ‘Eye Protector on November 2, 1880.   1897 Lamb Eye Shield for Bicyclist- League of American Wheelman’s ‘Good Roads’ magazine of 1897. 1908 -Teddy Roosevelt got congressional...

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Safety goggles are any kind of eye-wear that is intended to protect the user from some kind of peril. There are many different types of safety goggles. Within sports and racing, for instance, there are safety goggles that protect a person’s eye from injury due to trauma. Within science, however, safety goggles are generally worn to protect the eyes of the wearer from hazardous materials or chemicals. It is that latter type of safety goggles with which this article is concerned.   WHY ARE SAFETY GOGGLES IMPORTANT? Safety goggles are important for a number of reasons. To begin with, they...

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Safety glasses came into general use as the lens of gas masks made during World War I. They have been developed for a wide variety of uses since then, including protective eye wear for welders, firemen, participants in racing or other sporting events, factory workers and home workshops.  History In 1880, P. Johnson invented and patented an “Eye Protector.” In 1914 Garrett Morgan patented the gas mask which included a lens made of safety glass. However, safety glasses did not come into general use until after World War II when they were developed by the service and construction industries as...

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Premium Safety Spoggles By ToolFreak Since launch the ToolFreak Spoggle is selling extremely well into, Spain, France, Germany and the UK. The Spoggle is the most versatile in its market place as has the following key unique selling points. UNIQUE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR: By combining together the best features of protective glasses and safety goggles, spoggles are the most unique and versatile piece of protective eyewear you’ve ever used! SUITABLE FOR MULTIPLE USES: Besides being a staple of professional and industrial protective eyewear, these safety spoggles have dozens of other uses. You can, for example, use them in sports and outdoor...

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