information in this course is provided by the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) which was established in 1971 and is a
federal agency operating under the auspices of the U.S. Department of
mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America. Since
the agency was created in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in
half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent.
At the same time, U.S. employment has doubled from 56 million workers
at 3.5 million worksites to 111 million workers at 7 million sites.
course begins with the OSHA statement on eye protection and continues
with information on selecting eye and face protection against impact,
heat, chemicals, dust, and optical radiation. The course continues to
survey OSHA requirements for eye and face protection and summarizes
the ANSI Z-87.1 1989 standards. It goes on to cover the fitting, maintenance
and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and includes excerpts
from the actual OSHA standards. The course concludes with a listing
of some frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms.