Eye & Ear Protection

  1. Each person should have his or her own pair of safety goggles, which are suitable for the type of work anticipated. For example, different goggles would be used in the welding shop that in a sculpting studio, and in an area where acids are being used.
  2. Safety glasses must be worn at all times in all areas that are designated as safety glass areas even if the student or faculty member is not performing any contaminating activity. A designated safety glasses area is an area where everyone wears safety glasses even if nothing is happening in the room at that moment. OSHA frequently levies fines when personnel are not wearing safety goggles in a designated safety glass area or performing an eye threatening activity, such as drilling, grinding, sawing, or splashes occurring from mixing dyes, solvents, chemicals etc., even in a non-designated area. Faculty members are expected to enforce this regulation.
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