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    Lab that tests for ANSI Z87.1

    Anyone know of a lab that tests for ANSI safety besides for COLTS?
    Also wondering if anyone has a good place to source unbranded safety frames?
    Thanks!

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    Redhot Jumper ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 Standard ...............................

    Any research lab, that has the equipment to do the job can do it.



    ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 Standard

    ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 prescribes the design, performance specifications, and marking of safety eye and face products, including millions of safety goggles, spectacles, face shields, and welding helmets, worn by workers in thousands of manufacturing and processing facilities, university and research laboratories, and other occupational settings.

    It was developed by the Z87 Committee on Safety Eye and Face Protection, which is administered by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Safety eyewear conforming to the standard is widely used in the U.S., and the standard is incorporated into OSHA regulations for personal protective equipment.

    The updates in the revision reflect the need to streamline test methods in concert with similar global standards, such as those for impact testing and luminous transmittance for welding protectors, and to recognize new innovations in protector design that had not been previously addressed but which can provide appropriate protection against workplace eye and face hazards.

    Several key changes reinforce the importance of selecting equipment based on specific hazards against which protection is needed, a concept first introduced in 2010 as part of the standard’s reorganization. The standard includes information that can assist safety professionals and workers in making informed decisions in selecting appropriate eye and face protection such as the “Selection Guide” and “Protector Markings” tools. Readers can utilize the tools to become familiar with the protector markings and the corresponding performance requirements given in the standard, in order to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of a particular device based on the manufacturer’s claims.


    ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 Resources


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    2. Sunburst lines may be adjusted in length to assist in focusing.
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    We use CSC laboratories in California for out safeties. They do a really good job on our Wiley X wrap frames compared to other labs. Only thing is that they are owned by Essilor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bta89 View Post
    We use CSC laboratories in California for out safeties. They do a really good job on our Wiley X wrap frames compared to other labs. Only thing is that they are owned by Essilor....
    Curious, why would you test Wiley X for ANSI? Aren't they already tested and approved?

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    The frames are tested and approved, but you still need to verify that the prescription lens are ANSI standards. That's what they tell me at least. I still want to know how they get a high minus lens in those things. They are almost impossible to take out, I wonder how they get them in.

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