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smack
Mar 5th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Does anyone use safety glasses when operating a machine?

smack
Mar 5th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Oops, somehow I put this in the Meguiars polls. Could an admin please move it to member polls? Thanks.

Shawn T.
Mar 5th, 2011, 09:54 AM
I wear prescription glasses so I guess those provide a little protection. If I was using a rotary I might but using a DA there really is no need to.

ClearlyCoated
Mar 5th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Sometimes. If I'm using M105, definitely. I also use it with any other products that dusts up quite a bit.

mswerb
Mar 5th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I wear prescription glasses so I guess those provide a little protection. If I was using a rotary I might but using a DA there really is no need to.
I wear prescription glasses as well. I feel that there is no need for safety glasses.

Michael Stoops
Mar 21st, 2011, 09:26 AM
Oops, somehow I put this in the Meguiars polls. Could an admin please move it to member polls? Thanks.
Done.

TOGWT
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:35 AM
Eye Protection

I would strongly advise the wearing of safety glasses or visor (prescription eyeglasses are not a substitute) when operating any machine polisher. Safety glasses are usually made with shatter-resistant plastic lenses to protect the eye from flying debris.

Although safety lenses may be constructed from a variety of materials of various impact resistances, certain standards suggest that they maintain a minimum 1 millimetre thickness at the thinnest point, regardless of material.

OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants and hazards.

The type of safety eye protection you should wear depends on the hazards in your workplace. If you are working in an area that has particles, flying objects, or dust, you must at least wear safety glasses with side protection (side shields). If you are working with chemicals, you should wear goggles. If you are working near hazardous grinding, welding or abrasive polishing; you must use special-purpose safety glasses, goggles, face shields, or helmets designed for that task.

The Wise Owl Program, sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, has recognized more than 86,000 people who avoided losing their sight in a workplace accident because they were wearing proper eye protection.

fullbirdmusic
Apr 27th, 2011, 08:13 PM
I wear sunglasses or clear eye protection if it's cloudy. I also wear customized hearing protection when using the polisher. I can't believe how loud it is!
Since I have tinnitus, it leaves a ringing in my ears when I turn it off so I'd like to save my hearing. Since I lost some hearing from the Army and since I'm a musician, I'd like to keep my ears working as long as I can too :)
I learned from my time in Iraq that it only takes a small piece of sand to scratch the cornea - and that's the truth - and I don't want to risk anything like that. It's just easier to wear it and have the protection than have to deal with that.