My preference is for bourkes and safety glasses.
Goggles work well too, but face shields are pretty worthless, they get scratched up after a short time, the screws get loose so they don't stay up and get broken just riding around the truck, just a complete pita in my opinion.
Besides Bourkes look better on leather.
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01-14-2007, 03:39 PM #21
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01-14-2007, 03:52 PM #22JG
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07-13-2008, 09:14 PM #24
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So, for clarity, the NFPA ruling is that those worthless piece of crap faceshields (My opinion, since they crap out...ie ripple and melt on the inside, rendering them useless) are NFPA approved as "Secondary Eye Protection", The bourkes shields are not approved as neither primary nor secondary eye protection...UNLESS they are accompanied by the NFPA approved goggles, which are approved as "Primary Eye Protection"...So using the goggles by themselves in "other than fire conditions". When in a fire, obviously, the SCBA mask is NFPA approved as primary eye protection. The regular little protective glasses are approved as primary eye protection as well (and are definitely a good idea even on all medical runs, what with all the crap you can catch out there).
In any case, individual departments have SOPs that may even still be more strict that the NFPA ruling (you probably want to listen to your chief's orders :->)...IF your department is more lenient on these rules...GO by the NFPA ruling because your department isn't in compliance with with NFPA rulings, which are set up for Yours and my safety....just saying.
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