The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z87.62. This new consensus standard represents the first industry effort to standardize eye and face protectors used in occupational settings where the presence of spray and spurt biological hazards poses a risk.
Spray and spurt protection is assessed through a robust test method applied to a range of products categorized by their effective coverage area of the eyes, nose and mouth. Requirements for conforming products are similar to those in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 for optical quality and some physical requirements. ANSI/ISEA Z87.1, the widely adopted American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection, was updated in 2020.
ANSI/ISEA Z87.62 focuses on coverage and does not impose any protector impact criteria. Users whose environments may require such protection should select items that may be dual marked to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 and Z87.62.
ANSI/ISEA Z87.62 – 2021 was processed and approved for submittal to ANSI by the Accredited Standards Committee on Safety Standards for Eye Protection, Z87.