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Eye Protection scenarios No Eye Protection: Compressed air used to cool and instrument blew Benzoic acid crystals into the eyes of a visiting undergraduate student – Before 2007. An Eye/Facewash was used for 15 minutes. Inadequate Eye Protection: A Syringe filter popped off of a syringe, when force was applied. Nanoparticles sprayed upwards underneath the safety glasses, an Eyewash was used for 15 Minutes – 2016. Superior Eye Protection: A student was sprayed with nitric acid on the bottom half of her face, while filtering samples. She rinsed off her face in the eyewash for 15 minutes – 2016.
Eye Protection Impact resistant safety glasses and chemical splash safety goggles provide different levels of protection… ALWAYS Wear Eye Protection when in any lab, especially when working with: Chemicals, Glassware, Heat, and Flying Particles Safety Glasses SAFETY GLASSES: One can pass finger between the device and the face. Safety glasses of the “impact type” (directly ventilated) are not suitable for chemical splash protection. GOGGLES: Are required in Undergraduate Teaching labs in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry (per a 2008 Memo practically since 1996) Goggles Are recommended when using Hazardous Chemicals E. g. , Nitric Acid Appropriate eye protection is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z-87. 1 standard.