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Article # 2507

Safety Q & A

Q: Is there a standard that requires the use of double protection?
A: Yes. The American National Standard Z89. 1 is an eyewear standard that "recognizes the Bureau of Labor Statistics' study that revealed the need for angular protection, in addition to frontal protection (double protection), in eye and face protection devices worn in the occupational setting"* and when working with certain hazards.This standard relates specifically to the use of faceshields as an addition to other primary eye protectors but it can also be associated with the need to wear welding helmets in conjunction with primary protectors.