1. Are there special safety glasses for spectacle wearers?
As a business, you have the option of providing employees who have bad eyesight with special corrective safety glasses or over-specs. The former variety is a combination of safety and corrective glasses. You are only obligated to bear the costs for the protective part of this kind of eyeglasses. However, the investment will have long-term benefits. Employees will wear the corrective safety glasses all the time, which increases work safety. Also, the quality of their work will likely be better than when wearing corrective glasses and over-specs. In this case, the lenses can fog up or additional hazards may arise due to possible reflections.
2. When does an employer have to implement general compulsory wearing of eye protection?
This is the case if, despite having introduced organisational and technical measures to reduce hazards, there is still a danger posed to eyes, thus making suitable eye protection indispensable.
3. How do you prevent the lenses of work safety glasses from fogging up?
Currently, there is not yet an option for completely preventing lenses from fogging up. However, different manufacturers have developed various methods for the surface design of safety glasses, whereby they become less severely steamed up. Fog-free models in eye and face protection are indicated with the “N” symbol. Which design is best-suited can be determined with wearing tests in the respective critical areas.