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#1 posted 02-16-2018 01:10 AM


They do claim they are rated ansi z87+ which was tested for high velocity impact. https://blog.safetyglassesusa.com/what-does-ansi-z87-1-2010-certified-mean/
Scroll down for the description of the ”+”. Video also shows the testing method.

- Hermit

Yep, That’s why I wonder why they specify wearing safety glasses or goggles with the face shield? Not trying to be a pedant, but I do not understand how the manufacturer can list their product as meeting the ANSI standards for impact and then claim that the user requires additional protection. I would have thought that the standard was designed to protect against an impact. Clin rightly points out the issue of the size of the protecting screen area on how well a barrier can protect, but the bottom line remains. The manufacturer claims that the face shield meets the ANSI specs. Either it will or it won’t survive a major force blow. Should I also wear goggles? Perhaps industrial rated safety glasses underneath? Maybe a layer of chain link fence to,deflect the big chunks?

Sounds like the folks in the lawyer’s suite writing boilerplate to cover the corporate a$$.


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