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Prescription Safety Glasses (PSG)

Definition - What does Prescription Safety Glasses (PSG) mean?

Prescription safety glasses (PSG) are eye wear for workers who require prescription glasses in day-to-day life, but are working in an environment hazardous to eyes. These are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) for eyes. PSGs are similar to safety glasses and an alternative to corrective lenses in the workplace. They are shatter resistant and effective against flying debris, dust, dirt, metal or wood chips, blood, liquids, chemicals, vapors, etc..

Safeopedia explains Prescription Safety Glasses (PSG)

PSGs are a necessary piece of PPE for a worker using corrective lenses working in an environment with potential eye hazards. PSGs must meet certain requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Depending on the requirement of the user, it can be of many varieties and tints. This includes clear, tinted, bifocal, anti-fog, polarized, shooting, men’s or women's, low light eye wear, filtered and changeable. As the eyes are not replaceable, it is important to save eyes by using PSGs at work where there are potential eye injury hazards.

This definition was written in the context of Health, Safety and Environment

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