Taking Safety Glasses Beyond ANSI Z87.1 Standards
Bullhead May Provide The Best Safety Glasses for Protection Against High-Velocity Projectiles
In the last frame of the video, you’ll see the pellets from the blast embedded in the lenses of the glasses, demonstrating impressive shatter and impact resistance. When a high-velocity object makes contact with normal glass eyewear or sunglasses, the lenses shatter and the pieces accelerate toward the eye. As the video above demonstrates, only the bullhead glasses with impact resistance 6x greater than the spec of ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 provide adequate protection. Importantly, no one should attempt to recreate this test.
While projectiles traveling at these speeds are rare, over the longest timeline these events do occur in manufacturing, tool aided assembly and hazardous area zones. However rare in standard work zones, a 0.15 caliber, 5.85-grain cylindrical projectile made of cold rolled, annealed steel, traveling at 660 feet per second is expected when the eyewear is needed for ballistics testing, firearm use, or for military safety glass standards.
Where to Find OSHA and ANSI Z781 Saftey Glasses
The reason Production Automation (that’s us) carries Z871 safety glasses from Bullhead and Pyramex in our web store is because the product lines are durable, affordable, and diverse. Anti-reflective, anti-fog, and scratch resistant safety glasses find favor in almost any manufacturing process. Because demand for effective and fashionable safety glasses continues to grow, different frame and lens styles ensure choices and fit for both men and women.