During the COVID-19 emergency, the Safety Office is continuing to provide services.

Click here for more information on essential services that will continue, work that will be suspended, the laboratory shutdown checklist, and changes to the ESF hours.

Eye and face protection

Follow the hierarchy of controls before selecting eye or face protection. This requires a proper hazard assessment and risk analysis to be conducted prior to selection of eye/face protection.

For eye and face protection to be effective, it must be properly selected for the job and fitted to the wearer.

In General:

  • Be sure it fits
  • Clean it properly
  • Wear it

Activities requiring eye and face protection

  • Sparks, open flame and spatters
  • Molten metals
  • Research activities involving high energy, the possibility of flying particles, explosion or implosion of vessels
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Wood or metal processing, particularly grinding, welding, chipping, sawing and sanding
  • Groundskeeping: using line trimmers, leaf blowers, lawnmowers
  • Injurious radiant energy, for example, welding, ultra-violet light, lasers and brazing
  • Any activity that creates a potential for eye or face injury