OSHA publishes eye and face protection final rule

Agency incorporating most recent ANSI standards

Posted March 29, 2016

On March 25, OSHA published a final rule in the Federal Register updating the references in the agency’s eye and face standards to reflect a more recent edition of the ANSI/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) eye and face protection standard. It removes the oldest-referenced edition of the same ANSI standard.

The standards are being revised for general industry, construction, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring.

The final rule also amends other provisions of the construction eye and face protection standard to bring them into alignment with OSHA's general industry and maritime standards.

OSHA received no significant objections from commenters on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on March 13, 2015. Therefore the agency is adopting the amendments as proposed.

The final rule becomes effective on April 25, 2016. The incorporation by reference of certain standards listed in the rule was approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of April 25, 2016.

Personal Protective Equipment: Employee Essentials - DVD TrainingJ. J. Keller's Personal Protective Equipment: Employee Essentials - DVD Training provides employees with required PPE training and/or re-training.


J. J. Keller's FREE Workplace SafetyClicks™ email newsletter brings quick-read workplace safety and compliance news right to your email box.

Sign up to receive Workplace SafetyClicks™.