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#54221

Safety Glasses | 31 March, 2008

My Company has instituted a new policy making it mandatory to wear Safety Glasses on the shop floor. Many of my inspectors are complaining that they have suffering from eye fatigue as a result of the new glasses. Has anyone done any tests to see if Amber or Yellow lenses help an inspector see better with less eye fatigue? I read somewhere that yellow lenses make it easier to see the fine detail necessary for SMT inspection. Also, can anybody recommend a pair of Safety Glasses that are somewhat comfortable? Mine are pinching the beegeezus out of me and giving me a headache!! (I'm sure that may be due to my somewhat bulbous head, but thought I'd pose the Q anyway!)

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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#54222

Safety Glasses | 31 March, 2008

As for inspectors we only make it necessary for them wear when they leave thier stations or clipping leads. The reason being it was causing eye strain looking through a scope with glasses on.

As for what we order. http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/cl110.html

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#54227

Safety Glasses | 1 April, 2008

First, your idea of having a safety glass policy is good. The glasses should meet ANSI Z87.1-2003. [Although, ANSI Z87.1-1989 and ANSI Z87.1 are fine for electronic assembly.] Here's a comparison of the 1989 and 2003 standards: http://www.tasco-safety.com/sglasses/ansi.html

Second, having a safety glass policy and implementing it without proper equipment, like safety glasses with poor optical quality, is not so good.

Third, when we have visitors, like those dweeb quality types asking their dopey ASQC cerification questions, we give them inexpensive safety glasses that distort what they see, have scratches on them, and fit poorly. A light coat of Vaseline petrolium jelly on the nose pads [makes them smack themselves in the head all tour long] and lense [smooths out the scratches so the aren't visiable, but cranks-up the distortion factor] completes the package. Keeps the questions short. We distribute aspirin on their way-out the door as a courtesy to other drivers.

Finally, safety equipment distributors all sell the same things from the same suppliers. Try: * Lab Safety Supply; PO Box 1368, Janesville WI 53547-1368; 800-356-0783 F800-543-9910 http://www.labsafety.com

* Safety Glasses USA; 1108 Millard St, Three Rivers, MI 49093; 800-870-6189 F269-273-3244 http://www.safetyglassesusa.com

* Texas America Safety Company (T.a.s.c.o.); 4400 Danhil Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801; 800-646-5346 F325-646-3790 http://www.tasco-safety.com

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#54236

Safety Glasses | 1 April, 2008

Thanks Dave, I really like your third suggestion! I'll have to use that for our ISO and TS Auditors!

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#54341

Safety Glasses | 10 April, 2008

Frazz,

Why did this get instituted in the first place? Perhaps instead of making a knee jerk reaction, your company could keep the "dangerous" areas safe with safety glasses. Like around wave or moving machinery and such. You know, put some thought into it.

Dave, you're all wrong about your auditors. We treat them like gods. Give them new comfortable glasses with our logo on them - and let them know we paid a premium for them. We have nothing to hide so let them look. We also give them plenty of donuts and decaffeinated coffee in the morning. Followed a big catered lunch and non-caffeine soda and water. We keep them out late every night and show them a good time as well.

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#54344

Safety Glasses | 10 April, 2008

How do I set up an appointment to audit you? Could take a week or two.

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#54360

Safety Glasses | 11 April, 2008

I believe we have the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration to thank for our awesome new glasses. I took some of the advice that I was given on here and bought my own Crew Rubicon Safety Glasses from Safety Glasses USA. So at least I look cool. Everybody else here look like dweebs. And for everyone's benefit. We schedule all of our audits on Friday's preceding three-day weekends. Keeps them from digging too much. (Not that we have anything to hide!)

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#54361

Safety Glasses | 11 April, 2008

Hi everybody, In Sweden It's stipulated by government law and has been for more than 40 years; that if you are working in hazardous areas where your eyes could get hurt in industries like grinding, welding, mining facility etc. etc etc. etc. etc. or even in some rare places in the electronic manufacturing industry you must wear safety glasses. For. ex the guy who deals with the solder pot. However there is no law nor any regulation here like your description. We certainly do not have that company regulation, except what's already regulated by the Swedish law.

I think Sweden have amongst the safest industries. In respect of percentage of a injured workers regarding this particularly eye-matter.. (Please, don't get me wrong and think that I am just another....:-) Just facts.

So, I believe this is just a safety route for your Occupational Safety and Health Administration to get them self busy. Haha it reminds me when the Swedish government for some years ago put in a law that said: You must not work on a fishing boat, wearing certain boots because you could slip on the deck and fall overboard. Haha, they had to whit draw that law..

Sometimes the government treat us like kids who needs constant supervising. Sadly, many company's do the same, perhaps they are afraid of a ridiculous law suit?

On the other hand, one must must see to the best for the people that are employed, so that the company don't misuse their staff in their way of making their profit!

Sincerly, Ps. Sorry for my poor english & grammar. Ds.

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#54364

Safety Glasses | 11 April, 2008

Sure thing Steven. I understand you're a glazzed, chocolate donut kind of guy. Should be easy to pass your audit. But bring your glasses - not for our facility (glasses free thank you) but for the night life!

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#54368

Safety Glasses | 12 April, 2008

Mika Regarding your boot story: In America, we have absurd product warning label responces to people being idiots: http://www.mlaw.org/wwl/pastwinners.html

Regarding your comment on OSHA: Yes, OHSA defines eye safety requirements. Then in addition, every state has written its own parallel, almost duplicate regulations.

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#54369

Safety Glasses | 12 April, 2008

Hahahahahahahahahaha

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#54374

Safety Glasses | 14 April, 2008

We had one guy get injured three times by solder splashes 5 years ago - so due to one klutz, our whole production floor is a safety glass zone...

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