5 News Stories Showing Why Police Need Laser Safety Glasses

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Since the mid-2000s, handheld laser pointers have become readily available to the public. Although there are no federal laws against owning lasers of any power in the U.S., there are restrictions on manufacturing and selling laser pointers for “amusement or pointing” purposes that are over 5 mW in the U.S. and 1 mW in the UK. Yet,…

Don’t Take The Risk: Wear The Proper Laser Safety Glasses


Safety glasses and safety goggles are vital pieces in any workplace environment that include any risks of potential eye injuries. Wearing the proper eye protection is essential in these work environments because of the ability to protect the eyes against injuries and to meet the requirements that have been set by OSHA. When work practices…

How the Military and Police Use Laser Safety Glasses

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The laser protection eyewear market has a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2018-2025, according to the 2017 Global Laser Safety Glasses Industry Research Report. Much of this growth and the industry’s production revenue of $233.56 million in 2015 has been a result of the U.S. government’s need for laser safety glasses….

Why Are Radiation Safety Glasses Needed In Fluoroscope?


If you are a radiologist, you are aware of how vital your vision is to your work. Over the course of the last decade, the risks and damages of ionizing radiation have been brought to the forefront. Any medical procedure that involves radiation,including X-rays, will involve a variety of hazards to the technician who is…

7 Steps to Find the Right Radiation Safety Glasses


Radiation safety is not a joke. It’s not just a theoretical concern, either. If you don’t make sure that your body is adequately protected against potential harm, the consequences for your long-term health and well-being could be significant. Anyone working with radiation on a daily basis already knows that is the case. Your employer organization…

Solar Eclipse Safety: What Shade Should Your Welding Mask Be?

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A total solar eclipse isn’t a once in a lifetime event, but it’s pretty uncommon. It’s even rarer for a total solar eclipse to be lined up perfectly with your part of the world. But if you have a front row seat for a future eclipse, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll want to watch…

Laser Safety Glasses: Why Laser Accidents Happen


Laser safety protocol and technology have improved considerably since the operation of the first working laser in 1960. Despite this, serious eye injury from laser accidents continues to this day. One explanation for this is the expanded use of lasers in research, education, industry, health care, medicine, and among consumers. That is, more laser accidents…

Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?


People usually avoid looking directly at the sun. Beyond the fact that it’s painful, it can cause severe vision impairment and partial blindness. However, there are many good reasons for viewing the sun — such as during a solar eclipse. Although it occurs about twice a year on the earth, an eclipse is a rare…

Three Unexpected Dangers of Working with Lasers


Lasers are dangerous, and most people know better than to stare directly into a beam of light. But that’s not the only risk of working with lasers in scientific, industrial, or military settings. Sometimes the light is redirected outside of your control, and other times lasers can be used against you to cause temporary vision…

Wearing The Proper Radiation Safety Glasses Can Protect You From Developing Cataracts


One of the major concerns for technologists is the development of cataracts. Recently, there have been numerous studies that have shown how sensitive our eyes are to radiation. It is essential that technologists take the right initiative and find the correct eye protection from X-rays. However, sometimes the busy schedule of work can prevent some…

Know the Quality of Your Safety Gear Purchases: How to Read the Specs on Laser Safety Glasses

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Getting your company new laser safety glasses isn’t as simple as buying a new order of your current equipment. The safety standards your company needs to meet may have changed over time. Constant developments in laser safety and eyewear also mean that better options are available on the market. But laser safety glasses have a…

Audit Your Company’s Safety Equipment: Break Down Your ANSI Standards for Easy Compliance


Internal audits are the trickiest part of every job. Even on your company’s network, there are hundreds of hidden away files, old email attachments, and dusty corners in your company’s servers. It’s even harder to do an audit of physical equipment. Boxes and old parts might be stored everywhere from older desk drawers to supply closets…

Radiation Safety Glasses That Offer Practical and Consistent Protection


Radiation Damage in the Field of Radiology In certain situations, radiation safety glasses are among the most important pieces of safety equipment that anyone can use. People who work in radiology in general are well aware of the fact that their profession has certain associated risks, but it’s certainly possible to reduce those risks dramatically…

Sun Gazing Protective Glasses


The bright sun often makes for warm days outdoors for many and is a welcomed visitor after months of winter and Spring’s rainy weather. However, with the shining bright sun also comes the risk of people gazing into the skies and damaging their vision.  Sun gazing protective glasses from Phillips Safety Products can help keep all…

Laser Safety Glasses: More Than A Safety Component


Laser systems are used in a variety of industries, and it is important that everyone is properly protected from laser radiation. When working with high-powered lasers and laser systems, there are some safety precautions that you will need to take in order to be safe. Do Not Forget Your Laser Safety Glasses With the great…

Give Your Eyes The Protection They Need With Laser Safety Glasses


Pierre Gougelman is responsible for manufacturing the first artificial eye in 1851. During that time, people in the public thought artificial eyes could actually give people brand new sight. Wouldn’t it have been nice if that was the case? When it comes to lasers, there are many lasers that can cause severe and permanent eye damage….

Don’t Let Safety Glasses Be Optional: How to Protect Employees in Your Fluoroscopy Lab and Hospital

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Don’t let your fluoroscopy safety equipment end with lead aprons and protective colors. Every inch of exposed skin and tissue is vulnerable to radiation. While newer fluoroscopy machines are designed with more safety in mind, your technicians still need solid protective barriers to protect their hands, face, and eyes, not just their torso. Add radiation…

4 Reasons to Replenish Your Company’s Stock of Radiation Safety Glasses: Part II


Medical and scientific organizations have a lot going on behind the scenes. Not only do you have to protect your patients’ data according to more and more stringent standards, you need to keep your employees safe and make sure your business is sustainable. All of these are constant background requirements even before you and your…

4 Reasons to Replenish Your Company’s Stock of Radiation Safety Glasses: Part I


Radiation safety glasses keep your eyes safer. Even limited exposure to radiation from x-ray machines, fluoroscopes, and some orthopedic surgery tools can lead to cataracts and vision problems. But it’s not enough to just have a couple of pairs available in your lab or hospital for the most dangerous tasks. Make sure all of your…

Laser Safety Glasses Frequently Asked Questions

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Laser safety starts with knowledge. Without it, blindness can happen in the blink of an eye. Lasers span distances at the speed of light, which, according to physics, is the fastest speed possible. There will be no warning before a laser beam does its damage. One instant, you are fine, and the next, you aren’t….