Prescription Eyewear

Do you know how to stay compliant when it comes to Prescription Eyewear?

“Employers must ensure that employees who wear prescription (Rx) lenses or contacts use PPE that incorporates the prescription or use eye protection that can be worn over prescription lenses [1910.133(a)(3)1915.153(a)(3)1926.102(a)(3)]. Workers who wear prescription glasses must also wear required eye protection.

Eye and face protection that fits comfortably over glasses is available. Safety goggles and spectacles may incorporate prescription lenses. Dust and chemicals present additional hazards to contacts wearers. OSHA recommends that workers have an extra pair of contacts or eyeglasses in case of contact failure or loss.

The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation. To select PPE for the workplace, see the Hazard Assessment module.”

You can view the Hazard Assessment Module here.

Keeping compliant and helping your workers stay safe should not feel complicated. If it does, we can make it easy for you. Give one of our Safety Specialists a call. They can answer any questions that you may have regarding Prescription Eyewear and get you started a program that is right for you.

Take care and Stay safe!