Almost all Oakley sunglasses meet or exceed the ANSI Z87.1 optical clarity and impact resistance requirement. Just keep in mind that, while Oakleys are designed to meet (or exceed) ANSI Z87.1 regulations, they are not officially certified for OSHA standards. However, all Oakley eyewear sold in the United States is required by law to be labeled as such.
All Oakley eyewear is subjected to ANSI high velocity and high impact testing. Please keep in mind that not all are identified as ANSI Z87 approved. Please visit our Oakley Safety Glasses section if you require Z87 approved Oakley glasses. All other models are considered standard issue safety glass for military and law enforcement use.
This lens/frame combination has been tested and approved as real safety glasses, meeting ANSI Z87.1 requirements for clarity and impact resistance, as well as the protective parameters of Canada's CSA Z94.3-02 standards.
Oakley Safety Glasses with an Industrial M Frame and a Clear Lens The Industrial M Frame was created with no expense spared by Oakley. This ANSI Z87.1-2015, CSA, and ballistic-rated safety glass is the pinnacle of comfort and optical clarity thanks to the utilization of unique technologies. The M Frame is made from three layers of different materials for maximum impact resistance.
These glasses are designed for use in hazardous environments where you need protection from flying particles and chemicals. They are also perfect for use as workwear because of their lightweight design and shatterproof quality. These sunglasses are available in several colors and styles so that you can find something that fits your taste and needs.
You can use these glasses for hunting or fishing purposes because they offer good visibility and protection. However, they aren't meant for diving or other activities where you need oxygen; therefore, they cannot replace your helmet.
Glasses have become essential equipment for workers in many industries including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and mining. There are many types of glasses available on the market today for various uses. It is important to choose quality products that will provide you with years of reliable service.
Make sure that any new employer offers eyeglasses as part of their health benefits package. If they do not, then look for another job. You don't want to work with people who could be putting harmful substances into your eyes.
All OSHA-approved safety glasses must feature the American National Standards Institute's ANSI Z87.1-2010 marks on both the lenses and the frame of the eyewear item. If the lenses are impact-rated, the manufacturer's mark must be followed by a "+" symbol. If the lenses are not impact-rated, then only the maker's mark need be displayed.
Safety glasses that do not comply with this standard may not be worn to work under any circumstances. Serious eye injuries can result from improper use of personal protective equipment. Workers have been injured when they wore safety goggles that were not properly fitted for their eyes. Also, workers have lost eyes due to lack of proper eye protection. For these reasons, every effort should be made to ensure that all employees wear their safety glasses at all times while on the job site.
OSHA regulations require that all employers provide appropriate eye protection for their workers. These protections include safety glasses or goggles for anyone who could be exposed to flying particles or chemicals.
Eye protection is also required for workers involved in activities known to cause exposure to splashes or sprays of liquid eye irritants. This includes factory workers, mechanics, truck drivers, and farmers among others. Protective gear should be provided whenever there is likely to be contact with objects that could cause injury if not handled properly. This includes tools, machinery, or the human body itself.
The scratch-resistant Lexan (r) lenses are used in Oakley's H2O Goggle, MX Goggle, O Frame (r), L Frame (tm), and E Frame (r). This delivers 100 percent UV and harmful blue light protection and outperforms ANSI Z87.1 impact resistance requirements. These goggle lenses are recommended for outdoor activity that may involve exposure to rain or snow.
Lexan is a clear, hard, strong plastic used in many products where high optical clarity and durability are required. It is about five times as dense as glass and has been used in eye protection devices since at least 1979.
Oakley uses special tools to scratch-proof the lens of their goggles. They start with a belt sander followed by a laser engraver. The laser etches millions of microscopic holes into the surface of the lens which reduce glare and improve vision while riding. These gaskets are guaranteed for life because they are etched using a process that cannot remove material from the outer surface.
You should know that despite being labeled "scratch-resistant" these protective layers can eventually wear out. If you ride in any kind of terrain or perform any activity that requires physical force then you will likely need replacement lenses at some point. However, this type of gear is designed to withstand significant friction so it should last for several years if taken care of properly.
Optics. Oakley sunglasses lenses offer excellent optics, however when compared to crystal or glass lenses, they fall short of Ray-Ban shades. Price. Except when it comes to making them into prescription sunglasses, Oakley's pricing is comparable to Ray- Ban's. Quality. Only from the top brands such as Ray-Ban and Gucci can you expect quality eyewear.
Overall, both brands are equally good, but if you can afford it, go for the higher end models from the above brands. They will last you longer and provide better quality than their cheaper counterparts.