As part of our continuing efforts to build a culture of safety and to foster a safe learning environment, the Department of Chemistry has approved a change in policy where chemical splash safety goggles will be required to be worn by all people working in a Truman chemistry laboratory (teaching or research labs). Following guidelines of the American Chemical Society, safety glasses will no longer be permitted, as they do not afford a level of splash protection provided by goggles. This policy is effective beginning January 13, 2020. Only safety goggles that are indirectly vented, chemical splash goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1 impact standards will be permitted in lab.
Truman chemistry organizations, Alpha Chi Sigma and the American Chemical Society, will continue to offer appropriate safety eyewear for sale. These organizations and the Truman bookstore will have appropriate safety goggles for purchase beginning in the spring semester.
Appropriate safety goggles 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. Only goggles that are indirectly vented, chemical splash goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1 impact standards are appropriate for use in lab. 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|