Protect shipyard cutters and welders against radiant energy

Eye protection is necessary for workers who cut or weld in shipyards. Electromagnetic energy, often referred to as radiant energy or light radiation, is given off by an arc or flame and can injure workers' eyes making helmets or welding face shields essential for workers.

Welding helmets, glasses, goggles, or faceshields allow workers to see while providing the protection. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each type of protection must state a shade level, or the variable shade levels it provides. The higher the shade number, the darker the filter. Eye and face protection devices must also comply with ANSI Z87.1.

Hazards such as slag chips and grinding bristles or fragments could injure a worker's eyes or face. Workers that may be exposed to flying objects or particles must also use protective safety glasses that include side impact protection or goggles.

Supply proper welding head and face protection to employees performing shipyard work. Providing these workers with the appropriate equipment ensures that they can safely complete cutting and welding tasks.

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