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Raising the standard for workplace safety

As part of their ongoing commitment to workplace safety, Sperian Protection (now part of Honeywell) has re-tested and approved all Sperian safety eyewear models in accordance with new Australian and NZ safety standards.

The new standard – AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 – requires manufacturers to retest all eyewear within 12 months of the release of the standard in order to comply with the new requirements.

Sperian Protection has now re-tested and approved all Sperian models of safety eyewear, ensuring worker safety.

New changes to eye safety standards include:

  • The headform has been changed to match the European Headform. This may affect eyewear passing the new standard in terms of meeting coverage requirements, as the new headform differs from the old.
  • Marking requirements: manufacturers have an option to mark products using the old standard (eg I for Medium Impact; C for Splash Resistance etc) or the new marking requirements matching the EN standard (eg F for medium impact; 9 for Splash resistance etc)
  • A new Extra High Impact Clause has been added for face shields – 6.00mm steel ball at 190 m/s or a 6.35mm steel ball at 175 m/s. High Impact will still remain as an option for face shields to comply with.
  • Introduction of a new clause 2.10 – resistance to ignition. New mandatory test where eyewear, goggles and faceshields must not ignite or continue to glow when a steel rod heated to 650°C+/- 20°C is placed against the surface of the test sample for a period of 5sec+/-0.5sec.
  • Photochromic, polarised and gradient tint lenses have been added to the lens types able to be tested to the standard.

For more information on the new AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 standard, contact Sperian Protection.

Sperian Protection
Ph: 1300 139 166
www.sperian.com