Are you working in the fog or is it just your safety glasses?
Safety Glasses excel at impact protection for your eyes. However, when the temperature changes and humidity increases, the lenses may get foggy. I think we can all agree there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to see due to fogged up glasses. Reduced visibility is an obvious problem, however so is the nagging urge to remove your safety glasses continuously. Removing your safety glasses to wipe away the fog exposes your eyes to potential impact hazards.
While no product provides 100% fog-proof protection or not every solution will work with every person, solutions exist to significantly reduce and/or delay lens fogging.
- Change your eyewear design. A style allowing more air to flow around the lens may be all your need to reduce fogging. This will also depend on the hazard you are trying to protect from. I.E. dust.
- Apply anti-fog coating. Some employers report the almost 100% elimination of problems caused by fogging eyewear after workers used and anti-fog coating to their safety glasses. I.E. sprays or wipes. Click Here is an example.
- Buy Anti-Fog Eyewear. Many options exist now within available anti-fog safety eyewear. Anti-Fog lenses come in nearly any lens tint or style, even bifocal and polarized.
- Go extreme. For most, glasses with anti-fog coating are enough to solve the problem. Others, such as those who wear both prescription eyewear and safety eyewear and those who work in extreme heat, sometimes need a more radical solution. In such cases, Extreme Anti-Fog Goggles, with their dual-pane lenses that eliminate condensation and built-in fans that forcefully remove moisture and reduce fogging, may help.
Don’t fall victim to fogged eyewear, one of the biggest frustrations with safety eyewear as well as the main reason for non-compliance. Consider the possible cause of your particular fogging problem, then take the necessary steps to eliminate it.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other safety topic please feel free to call David at the HBA Offices – 503.399.1500