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What type of safety eyewear is appropriate and acceptable?

Responsible science teachers must provide students with safe, appropriate eye protection. When selecting eye protection always make sure all goggles or safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1 Standards. Products meeting this standard will have stamped on the body or lens "Z87.1."

Secondly, OSHA states that school laboratories should include "protective apparel compatible with the required degree of protection for substances being handled." In other words, different situations require different levels of eye protection. Make sure the eyewear you've selected meets or exceeds the hazards you may encounter.

Lastly, select eyewear that is durable and comfortable for the student to wear. If eye protection hurts or does not fit properly, the student will not wear it for the full class period.

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