Safety Eyewear Policy
Last Updated: August 22, 2022
As part of our continuing efforts to build a culture of safety and to foster a safe learning environment, the Department of Chemistry requires approved safety eyewear to be worn by all people working in a Truman chemistry laboratory (teaching or research labs). The Department recognizes that well-fitted safety goggles that are indirectly-vented and rated as both chemical-splash resistant and impact-resistant (meet the ANSI Z87.1-2015+D3 standard) provide optimal protection against hazards encountered in chemistry labs. Safety glasses that meet the impact-resistance standard (ANSI Z87.1-2015) may also be worn in the laboratory, however these offer decreased splash protection when compared to goggles.
Anyone choosing to wear safety glasses instead of safety goggles must attest to the following statement on the safety contract for the laboratory:
I understand that failure to obtain and wear safety goggles or safety glasses that meet the above requirements will result in dismissal from the lab, and that choosing to wear safety glasses instead of chemical-splash resistant safety goggles may expose me to increased risk of eye damage, for which the Department is not responsible. By initialing here, I affirm that I have read and understood these dangers, but have chosen to wear safety glasses instead of chemical splash goggles in the laboratory. ___________
Truman chemistry organizations, Alpha Chi Sigma and the American Chemical Society, will continue to offer appropriate safety eyewear for sale.
Appropriate safety eyewear may be also purchased from a variety of locations, including Amazon.com and other online resources such as Grainger (https://www.grainger.com/) and Global Industrial (https://www.globalindustrial.com/). The Chemistry Department has identified the goggles below as appropriate for use in Truman chemistry labs. This list does not imply an endorsement by the department, nor is it exhaustive, but is provided only to aid the student in their selection of a goggle. The goggles listed below are indirectly vented, chemical splash goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1 impact standards. Eyewear that provides protection from droplets and splashes is marked with “D3”, however that designation may not always be indicated in an online product description.
Representative Indirectly Vented Chemical
|3M Chemical Splash/Impact Goggle||91264-80025|
|3M Goggle Gear||GG501SGAF|
|Honeywell Uvex Flex Seal||S3420X|
|Honeywell Uvex Flex Seal||S3400X|
|Honeywell UVEX Futura||S345C|
|Honeywell UVEX Stealth||S39610C|
|Honeywell UVEX Stealth||S3960HS|
|Honeywell UVEX Stealth||S3961HS|
|Honeywell UVEX Stealth||S3961C|
|MCR Safety Strykery||2310AF|