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Personal eye-protection - Specifications
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This European Standard specifies functional requirements for various types of personal eye-protectors and incorporates general considerations such as: _ designation; _ classification; _ basic requirements applicable to all eye-protectors; _ various particular and optional requirements; _ allocation of requirements, testing and application; _ marking; _ information for users. The transmittance requirements for various types of filter oculars are given in separate standards (see clause 2). This European Standard applies to all types of personal eye-protectors used against various hazards, as encountered in industry, laboratories, educational establishments, DIY activities, etc. which are likely to damage the eye or impair vision, with the exception of nuclear radiation, X-rays, laser beams and low temperature infrared (IR) radiation emitted by low temperature sources. The requirements of this standard do not apply to eye-protectors for which separate and complete standards exist, such as laser eye-protectors, sunglasses for general use, etc. unless such standards make specific reference to this standard. The requirements of this standard apply to oculars for welding and allied processes but do not apply to equipment for eye and face protection for welding and allied processes, requirements for which are contained in EN 175. Eye-protectors fitted with prescription lenses are not excluded from the field of application. The refractive power tolerances and other special characteristics dependent upon the prescription requirement are specified in EN ISO 8980-1 and EN ISO 8980-2.


Draft - Withdrawn


Technical Committee :
CEN/TC 85 : Eye protective equipment


89/686/EEC : Personal protective equipment (PPE)


start of the vote on the project    06/09/2007   date of ratification (dor)    24/06/2010
end of the vote on the project    06/02/2008   date of anouncement (doa)    24/11/2010
start of the vote on the final project    05/04/2010   date of publication (dop)    24/02/2011
end of the vote on the final project    07/06/2010   date of withdrawal (dow)    24/02/2011

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


Relations to older standards
ILNAS-EN 166:2001

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

13.340.20 : Head protective equipment


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