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