Personal Protective Equipment

Protective eyewear

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that protective eyewear should be worn when working with hazardous materials, including chemicals, flying debris, and other hazardous substances. Protective eyewear is essential for maintaining eye health and protection from potential eye injuries. Protective eyewear is typically made from plastic, polycarbonate, or acetate material and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The eyewear is designed to absorb impact and provide complete eye protection. Most protective eyewear also contains side shields to protect the wearer from possible debris strikes.


Goggles are a type of protective eyewear that is used to protect both the eyes and face from hazardous materials. Unlike regular eyewear, goggles are designed to completely enclose the eyes and provide full facial protection. They usually form a seal around the eyes to ensure that no particles or debris can enter. Goggles are made of materials such as hard plastic or soft rubber and can also have side shields or vents to increase comfort and reduce fogging. They often come with adjustable straps for better fit. Goggles are most often used in occupations such as chemistry, construction, and electrical work, as they provide the highest level of eye and face protection.


A visor is a type of protective eyewear that is typically used in occupational settings. Visors are usually made of clear plastic and are designed to provide partial facial protection. They usually have a frame that extends around the face and an adjustable headband for a better fit. Visors are primarily used in medical and industrial settings, as they provide a level of protection against debris and contaminants. Visors also help shield the eyes from bright lights, glare, and other potential hazards.


Safety glasses are a type of protective eyewear that can also be used for general eye protection. They are like regular glasses, except they are designed to protect the eyes from flying debris and other potential hazards. Safety glasses are usually made from tough plastic and have wrap-around frames and adjustable arms. They also typically feature side shields for additional protection. Safety glasses are great for a variety of professions, including construction, welding, and medical work.