This document gives guidance on the control of eye and face hazards including physical, mechanical, chemical, optical radiation and biological and the selection, use and maintenance of eye and face protectors.
This document applies to:
— Occupational use
— Non-occupational use including around the home, leisure activities and hobbies
— Schools, educational and research establishments
This document does not apply to eye and face protection for:
— ionizing radiation;
— low frequency radio waves
— sports or vehicular usage.
NOTE See the ISO 18527 series for advice about application to sports.
Brief advice on protection when using lasers is included but for detailed advice, see IEC 60825-14.
This standard is neither a whole nor partial substitute for risk assessment which is an essential part of any eye and face protection programme