Is Z87 and Z87 1 the same? Civilian Standards
The Z87+ markings on safety glasses and goggles indicate eyewear is compliant with ANSI Z87. 1 high impact and ANSI/ISEA Z87. 1 industrial safety standards for eye protection. Safety eyewear meeting these criteria is used in a variety of industrial and personal applications.
What are the two types of safety glasses? There are two kinds of safety glasses: prescription safety glasses and non-prescription (also called “plano” safety glasses.
Are safety glasses just as good as safety goggles? In reality, safety glasses are the minimum. Preferably, this will have side shields to reduce the risk of foreign objects going around the lenses. On the other hand, safety goggles are more effective at protecting against hazards from going under or around the edges due to the seal.
What are Z87+ glasses? Safety glasses and goggles that have passed impact testing required by ANSI Standard Z87. 1 are stamped “Z87.” Make sure your eye protection has this marking! “Z87+” indicates that the eyewear is even more protective, having passed more stringent high-velocity impact testing.