Should safety glasses with side shields be worn? Face shields do an excellent job of providing extra eye and face protection from various dangers. However, you should always wear safety glasses under your face shield because the bottom and sides of face shields typically have gaps.
What are glasses with side shields? What Does Side Shields for Glasses Mean? Side shields are items of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are designed to reduce the chances of unwanted flying debris getting to the eyes through the gaps on the outermost sides of safety glasses.
Which class are clean safety glasses with side shields? CSA Standard Z94. 3-15 requires that Class 1 spectacles incorporate side protection. Most side shields are permanently attached to the eyewear, but some may be detachable (Figure 11-1).
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.