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PartNumber: 1910
PartTitle: OccupationalSafetyandHealthStandards
Subpart: I
SubpartTitle: PersonalProtectiveEquipment
StandardNumber: 1910.133
Title: Eyeandfaceprotection.
GPOSource: eCFR

1910.133(a)

Generalrequirements.

1910.133(a)(1)

Theemployershallensurethateachaffectedemployeeusesappropriateeyeorfaceprotectionwhenexposedtoeyeorfacehazardsfromflyingparticles,
moltenmetal,liquidchemicals,acidsorcausticliquids,chemicalgasesorvapors,orpotentiallyinjuriouslightradiation.

1910.133(a)(2)

Theemployershallensurethateachaffectedemployeeuseseyeprotectionthatprovidessideprotectionwhenthereisahazardfromflyingobjects.
Detachablesideprotectors(e.g.cliponorslideonsideshields)meetingthepertinentrequirementsofthissectionareacceptable.

1910.133(a)(3)
Theemployershallensurethateachaffectedemployeewhowearsprescriptionlenseswhileengagedinoperationsthatinvolveeyehazardswearseye
protectionthatincorporatestheprescriptioninitsdesign,orwearseyeprotectionthatcanbewornovertheprescriptionlenseswithoutdisturbingtheproper
positionoftheprescriptionlensesortheprotectivelenses.

1910.133(a)(4)

EyeandfacePPEshallbedistinctlymarkedtofacilitateidentificationofthemanufacturer.

1910.133(a)(5)

Theemployershallensurethateachaffectedemployeeusesequipmentwithfilterlensesthathaveashadenumberappropriatefortheworkbeing
performedforprotectionfrominjuriouslightradiation.Thefollowingisalistingofappropriateshadenumbersforvariousoperations.

FilterLensesforProtectionAgainstRadiantEnergy

Operations ElectrodeSize1/32in. ArcCurrent Minimum*ProtectiveShade

Shieldedmetalarcwelding Lessthan3 Lessthan60 7

35 60160 8

58 160250 10

Morethan8 250550 11

Gasmetalarcweldingandfluxcoredarcwelding lessthan60 7

60160 10

160250 10

250500 10

GasTungstenarcwelding lessthan50 8

50150 8

150500 10

Aircarbon (Light) lessthan500 10

Arccutting (Heavy) 5001000 11

Plasmaarcwelding lessthan20 6

20100 8

100400 10

400800 11
Plasmaarccutting (light)** lessthan300 8

(medium)** 300400 9

(heavy)** 400800 10

Torchbrazing 3

Torchsoldering 2

Carbonarcwelding 14

FilterLensesforProtectionAgainstRadiantEnergy

Operations Platethicknessinches Platethicknessmm Minimum*ProtectiveShade

GasWelding:

Light Under1/8 Under3.2 4

Medium 1/8to1/2 3.2to12.7 5

Heavy Over1/2 Over12.7 6

Oxygencutting:

Light Under1 Under25 3

Medium 1to6 25to150 4

Heavy Over6 Over150 5

*Asaruleofthumb,startwithashadethatistoodarktoseetheweldzone.Thengotoalightershadewhichgivessufficientviewoftheweldzonewithout
goingbelowtheminimum.Inoxyfuelgasweldingorcuttingwherethetorchproducesahighyellowlight,itisdesirabletouseafilterlensthatabsorbsthe
yelloworsodiumlineinthevisiblelightofthe(spectrum)operation.

**Thesevaluesapplywheretheactualarcisclearlyseen.Experiencehasshownthatlighterfiltersmaybeusedwhenthearcishiddenbytheworkpiece.

1910.133(b)

Criteriaforprotectiveeyeandfaceprotection.

1910.133(b)(1)

Protectiveeyeandfaceprotectiondevicesmustcomplywithanyofthefollowingconsensusstandards:

1910.133(b)(1)(i)
ANSI/ISEAZ87.12010,OccupationalandEducationalPersonalEyeandFaceProtectionDevices,incorporatedbyreferencein1910.6

1910.133(b)(1)(ii)

ANSIZ87.12003,OccupationalandEducationalPersonalEyeandFaceProtectionDevices,incorporatedbyreferencein1910.6or

1910.133(b)(1)(iii)

ANSIZ87.11989(R1998),PracticeforOccupationalandEducationalEyeandFaceProtection,incorporatedbyreferencein1910.6

1910.133(b)(2)

Protectiveeyeandfaceprotectiondevicesthattheemployerdemonstratesareatleastaseffectiveasprotectiveeyeandfaceprotectiondevicesthatare
constructedinaccordancewithoneoftheaboveconsensusstandardswillbedeemedtobeincompliancewiththerequirementsofthissection.

[59FR16360,April6,199459FR33910,July1,199461FR9227,March7,199661FR19547,May2,199674FR46356,Sept.9,200981FR16090,
March25,2016]

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