178038 Safety Glasses
3M™ Virtua™ AP Safety Glasses, Anti Scratch, Clear Lens, feature sleek unisex styling designed to appeal both male and female wearers. The wrap around design features integral side shield for improved safety and greater protection.
Features & Benefits
Sleek, unisex styling safety glasses
Comfortable, impact-resistant, lightweight frame
High wrap lens fits snug against the face for better coverage
Integral side shields and brow guard
The modern design offers excellent coverage and field of vision
With a compact and uncomplicated design, the comfort and reliability of the 3M Virtua AP Spectacles is a plus positive when ensuring compliance.
Protective eyewear is an important part of personal protection equipment for environments where any eye injuries are a possibility. Whether working with tools that product accelerated particles, or environments where the eyes need to be protected from irritants or contaminants. These particular safety glasses are designed to protect against physical impact to the eyes, and also offer protection from bright light.
What are the potential eye hazards at work?
There are a number of potential eyes hazards that require eye protection, these include:
Radiation (Visible light, heat or infrared radiation or lasers).
Projectiles (Dust, concrete, metal, wood and plastic).
Chemicals (Splashes and fumes)
Blood borne pathogens from blood or body fluids
Can prescription glasses be used as Safety Glasses??
Prescription glasses are not specifically designed to protect your eyes, and so should not be relied on to offer any protection. Safety glasses are typically tough, durable, and designed to stay secure on the face more than typical spectacles.
Safety glasses are generally made from different materials or different thicknesses in order to withstand the impact of flying objects or hazardous materials. Prescription lenses in normal glasses have are designed purely to correct vision and provide little to no protection from hazardous materials.
What eye protection is best for you?
When assessing the need for eye protection, first identify the hazards (airborne dust, projectiles, splashes etc.), then their extent (frequency/velocity of projectiles, frequency/severity of splashes).
Why Choose 3M?
3M are a trusted and recognized brand when it comes to personal protection equipment and accessories. With a wide range of products to suit nearly any application, they are a brand of choice for both professional tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts alike.
When assessing the need for eye protection, first identify the hazards (airborne dust, projectiles, splashes etc.), then their extent (frequency/velocity of projectiles, frequency/severity of splashes). All lenses are made from polycarbonate and approved to EN 166-1F.