Hellberg Catalogue 2022 ENG 1
About Eye Protection and Selection Principles How
to Select Correct Safety Glasses. When should I wear eye protection? There are many potential dangers to the eyes. Because the eyes are so vulnerable, it is very important to adapt the appropriate protection to the conditions you are in. For example, when working with metal, wood or stone flying particles can easily hit the eyes and cause great damage. Typical situations are when machining metals by cutting or grinding, when you saw wood with a chainsaw or when you strike and hammer in stone. The more powerful tools and power used, the greater the risk of injury and the type of eye protection must be adapted, whether it is safety glasses, goggles or a face shield. Even the smallest particles can cause irritation or lead to irreversible damage to the eye. There are harmful liquids and chemicals can very easily cause damage to the eyes. If you are working with such products, it does not take much before a drop splashes. Dangerous liquids and chemicals usually also pose a danger to the skin and the rest of the face and then combination with glasses and full face protection becomes a necessity. Other use for eye protection can be protection against sunglare (such as painters working outside and painting a white wall avoiding “snow blindnes”), enhancement of light and contrast when working in dark or poorly illuminated environments, or when moving 60 in and out between sunlight and indoor artificial light or low light conditions. How to choose the right eye protection? The most important thing is that the protective equipment is adapted to the dangers to which the user is exposed, that it fits and gives the user the necessary comfort during use. If the eye protection is used often and for a longer period of time, the user must also enjoy it. Eye protection is marked in different classes, adapted to different areas of use. Using Hellbergs colour selection guide, you can easily find the lens type for your need. Just look for the corresponding colour on the safety glasses packaging.