Mechatronics Department safety
rules* require that approved safety glasses
be worn by every student in the classroom when appropriate
correct type of ANSI approved safety glasses, you will not be
allowed to participate in any activity that requires them
(e.g., hands-on activities,
etc.) and may be required to leave the classroom
during that time. Activities usually may not be "made up,"
so you may lose the grade for that task if you
didn't bring them.
Click or tap
below for answers to often-asked questions about safety glasses:
Safety glasses must
be available to be worn every session.
schedules may change unexpectedly and a task that requires safety
glasses may occur without advance notice.
Tool outlet stores
Building supply stores
The school bookstore
Big-box retail stores
On-line (have a shipping delay)
The cost of safety glasses
can be relatively small.
A local "tool"
outlet sells the "wrap-around" and the "over-the-glasses"
types (see photos below) regularly
on sale for as little as two dollars plus tax.
fog-free safety glasses can be an important consideration, which
may be worth the additional cost.
Once an activity
begins that requires safety glasses they must be
worn continuously, even if it seems that they are not needed
at that moment.
A nearby student
may inadvertently cause something to happen that may be hazardous
to your eyes.
Because the classroom
is full of students who's actions may pose a risk,
anyone not wearing safety glasses may be required to leave the
In our Mechatronics
program, safety glasses are required and used for many hours of
ones that are both comfortable and easy to see through
(clear and don't fog up).
No. The instructor
cannot lend you safety glasses.
This is due to cleanliness
/ hygiene considerations.
You're at your own risk
you borrow safety
use someone else's
use a pair found
in the room.
No. You may not share
the same safety glasses with anyone during an activity.
There must be one pair of
safety glasses per student.
Passing one pair back-and-forth
is not permissible.
No. Your eyeglasses,
sunglasses, skiing and motorcycle goggles are notlikely
ANSI approved safety glasses.
They are certified safety
glasses only when the lenses and/or frames areimprinted with the ANSI standard number, Z87
or Z87+ (see the "How do I know if they are ANSI approved?"
Some cheap "dollar"
look-a-likes that say "safety glasses" may not
When in doubt, the instructor
will check for that imprint.
If you wear eyeglasses,
the safety glasses must be made specifically for
Goggle-type or over-the-glasses
type safety glasses must be used by eyeglass wearers (see photos
Safety glasses intended
for non-eyeglass wearers may not be used over or under eyeglasses.
glasses must have clear lenses.
Unless there is
a medical reason to use them, dark lenses will not be allowed
for safety reasons.
If you are in doubt
about a purchase:
ask the teacher
be sure to save
the receipt and packaging for a possible refund.
If the glasses
don't have the imprint as shown below, do not buy them.
Some "dollar store" types won't.
Safety glasses must
conform to a higher standard of impact resistanceand durability than regular eyewear for both
lenses and frames.
were established by ANSI (the private, nonprofit, American National
Standards Institute) and were adopted by OSHA.
examples of the basic styles of allowed safety glasses:
protective eye wear conforming to ANSI Z87.1 must be worn by every
student in the classroom any time there is a potential hazard that
could adversely affect a person’s eyes and/or face. You must
furnish your own eye protection which can be purchased at an automotive
parts retailer, hardware store or from the campus bookstore at a
MECH Dept. Chair., Aug., 2008