Our range of products are used and trusted by some of the world’s biggest construction, manufacturing and mining companies. And with good reason. From design and testing all the way to final production, safety is always front of mind.
For medium impact all-round face protection, you can’t go wrong with PRO Choice’s safety glasses. Whatever the task or the conditions, PRO Choice has you covered with a wide selection of stylish safety glasses to suit individual preferences and appearances.
Available in clear or a range of tinted lenses — amber, mirror, smoke and polarised — anti-fog lenses are also an option if you work in humid environments where visibility is hampered.
Safety Glasses Versus Safety Goggles
When deciding between safety glasses and goggles, it’s important to note that one is not necessarily better than the other. It essentially boils down to choosing the best option for the task at hand, your particular workforce requirements and the environment.
Safety glasses provide medium impact protection and are suitable for many workplace scenarios. Because they still allow air in and around the eye area there are instances where the protection they provide won’t be sufficient.
Safety goggles, on the other hand, fit snugly against the face and offer protection from dust and splashes in addition to warding off the impact of flying debris or accidentally being struck in the eye.
Taking all of these factors into account will help you make the best decision and ultimately keep your team safe and compliant.
Face Protection: What’s the Big Deal?
Education is key when it comes to protecting your workforce. Most workers understand the benefits of wearing safety glasses and will be happy to comply with the safety regulations regarding the use of eye and face protection.
According to the Australasian Mine Safety Journal, workers injured while not wearing protective eyewear most often said they believed it was not required by the situation. Educating your team with the relevant information on the kind of eyewear to be used in any given scenario will go a long way to avoid injuries in the workplace.
Some of the most common causes of eye injuries at work include things like chemical splashes, radiation, unsafe or improper handling of tools, protruding objects, projectiles and even natural elements such as the sun and wind.
When to Wear Medium Impact Safety Glasses
Medium impact safety glasses are able to withstand impact from an object moving up to 45 metres per second. Medium impact applicable tasks include things like scaling, grinding and machining metals, machine disc cutting, lawn mowing and using whipper snippers or edge trimmers.
Using the correct safety eyewear can help avoid many injuries. Knowing what protection to use in different situations can mean the difference between staying safe or getting injured.
Additionally, protective eyewear is required by legislation in many workplace situations. The PRO Choice range of safety glasses meets Australia and New Zealand safety standards with certified effectiveness: AS/NZS 1337.1:2010.
Stylish Safety Glasses for Every Workplace Scenario
The PRO Choice range of safety eyewear is constantly growing. Take a moment to browse our current options and be sure to check back regularly for new additions to our protective eyewear models. We strive to be the best choice in safety eyewear.