Eye and Face Protection

Eye and Face Protection

Face Shields

  • Heat-reflective and wire-screen face shields are intended to shield the entire face from a range of heat hazards. Specific hazards associated with heat include high temperatures, splash from molten metal, and hot sparks. Face shields are considered secondary protectors to be used in additionto primary protection such as safety spectacles or goggles.
  • Face shield windows are made with different transparent materials and in varying degrees or levels of thickness. The thickness of the face shield window should be matched to the task. Window and headgear devices come in various styles in order to enable the worker to select the appropriate equipment.


Safety goggle frames must be properly fitted to the worker’s face to form a protective seal around the eyes. Poorly fitted goggles will not offer the necessary protection.

Eyecup Safety Goggles:

  • Cover the eye sockets completely
  • Are available with direct or indirect ventilation
  • May be rigid or flexible
  • Figure 1. Eyecup Goggles


Cover Safety Goggles:

  • May be worn over corrective spectacles without disturbing the adjustment of the spectacles
  • Are available in direct, indirect, or non-ventilated types
  • May be rigid or flexible
  • Figure 2. Cover Goggles