Are impact resistant lenses safety glasses?

These lenses are more impact-resistant and also noticeably lighter and thinner than regular plastic lenses. Plus, they block 100% of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. This combination of qualities makes polycarbonate and Trivex lenses a top choice for safety eyewear as well.

What is the impact rating for safety glasses?

The first marking you’ll likely see on your eyewear is “Z87” or “Z87+”. This is the ANSI standard for impact which helps ensure safety eyewear provides workers with the needed protection from impact hazards. For safety eyewear to pass the basic Z87 standard, it must pass the ball drop test.

How do I choose safety glasses?

How to Pick the Right Rx Safety Glasses for Your Job or Activity

  1. 1) Understand the Types of Hazards You Will Encounter.
  2. 2) Know the Types of Different Lenses Incorporated in Protective Eyewear.
  3. 3) Visit Your Eye Doctor for an Eye Test.
  4. 4) The Safety Glasses Comply with the ANSI Standard.

Are polycarbonate lenses impact resistant?

Polycarbonate lenses are high index lenses that are known primarily for their exceptional impact resistance and anti-scratch coating.

What safety glasses does OSHA require?

All OSHA-approved safety glasses must have markings specified by the American National Standards Institute’s ANSI Z87. 1-2010 standard on both the lenses and the frame of the eyewear piece. If the lenses are Impact Rated, they also should have the manufacturer’s mark, followed by a “+” sign.

Is ANSI Z87 1 the same as Z87+?

The marking Z87. 1 and Z87+ will apply to the same high impact rating however they will meet different versions of the ANSI Z87.

Is Z87 OSHA approved?

Financial ANSI Z87. This is another popular option for safety eyewear. They meet the ANSI Z87. 1 standard for use in industrial applications, meaning they are OSHA approved.

Is polycarbonate a Z87?

Polycarbonate prescription lenses meet ANSI Z87+ high ballistic rating.