As with all personal protective equipment, comfort is very closely linked with compliance. Improperly fitted eyewear may lead to eye injuries, so the quality and security of fit is extremely important. Unlike respiratory protection where face fit testing is required, there are no regulatory requirements regarding fitting of eyewear. While current standards suggest careful consideration should be given to eyewear fit, there is no specific guidance on how to evaluate an individual’s fit of Safety Eyewear in the standard.
Eye injuries can occur even while wearing eye protection if the safety glasses do not fit properly.
3M can help you to validate properly fitting eyewear
Making an assessment based on size and adjustable features is not always adequate to determine best fit and security of eyewear. The innovative 3M Eyewear Fit System uses a simple 6 step method and enables a mesured evaluation of fit.
In step 3, ‘Assessment’, the 3M Eyewear Fit System utilises the Coverage and Gap gauge tools to assess 4 elements of protective eyewear fit: View, Coverage, Security and Gaps.
The innovative foam gasket can be applied to the inside of the glasses to dependably keep out foreign objects and helps limit eye eyposure to nuisance dust while providing additional cushioning, for even more peace of mind.