Safety glasses are personal protective equipment that are designed to protect the eyes from hazards such as flying debris, dust, and chemical splashes. In order to ensure that safety glasses are effective at protecting the eyes, they must meet certain standards.
One of the main standards for safety glasses is the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 standard, which is published by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). This standard specifies the requirements for the design, testing, and performance of protective eyewear, including safety glasses, goggles, and face shields.
The ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 standard includes requirements for impact resistance, lens strength, lens clarity, and other factors that are important for the safety and effectiveness of safety glasses. In order to meet this standard, safety glasses must undergo testing to ensure that they can withstand specified levels of impact, and they must also be marked with a label indicating that they meet the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 standard.
In addition to the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 standard, there are also other standards that apply to safety glasses, including OSHA regulations and national and international standards for specific industries or applications. For example, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published standards for the performance and testing of protective eyewear for welding and other applications.