A critical analysis of data from around the world indicates that there are indeed gender-specific hazards that may place women at heightened risk for development of occupational illnesses and injuries.
Mc Farland, WI (Vocus) October 20, 2009
Safety Glasses Inc introduces one of the newest products for Women’s Safety Glasses. Elvex’s Chica Safety Glasses are designed specifically to fit the female face. Safety Glasses Inc also provides its Top Ten list of best safety glasses for women, providing a safer fit for women.
There are two strong benefits in seeking safety glasses designed specifically with woman in mind: safety and fashion.
Often woman are surprised to know that regular safety glasses might not be a safe choice for them. Author and lawyer Adele L. Abrams, in her published paper “Gender-Specific Hazards” states that, “A critical analysis of data from around the world indicates that there are indeed gender-specific hazards that may place women at heightened risk for development of occupational illnesses and injuries.” She also notes that, “Personal protective equipment (PPE) and work equipment design specifications have been designed and manufactured with orientation to male anthropomorphic models.” Most PPE is designed with men in mind and that should be a concern for everyone.
So, because universal fit safety glasses often won’t work for women’s face or men with narrower faces, other options are needed. The problem is that regular safety glasses can be too wide and don’t fit women’s faces snugly enough. Eyes are left vulnerable if safety glasses are too roomy which leaves gaps where particles can sneak in and cause injury to the eye. Woman are also vulnerable if the safety glasses slide too far down the nose, leaving eyes unprotected. Proper fitting safety eye wear is crucial in keeping eyes safe.
The other benefit for safety glasses designed for women is fashion. Having attractive, comfortable and fashionable safety glasses means that safety glasses are more likely to be worn. Safety equipment doesn’t work if it’s not being worn. Fashionable women's eye protection also means that they are more likely outside work so women don’t need to buy multiple pairs. On a construction site, doing yard work or driving in the car - safety glasses can be multi-purpose, keeping women safe.
Safety Glasses Inc has offered their top ten list of woman's safety glasses that are designed to fit women. Some are designed for fashion as well as fit while others are gender neutral enough where they would be appropriate for men with narrow faces as well.
1.Elvex Chica Safety Glasses
2.Elvex Avion Safety Glasses
3. AO Safety Refine Mocha Safety Glasses
4. AO Safety RefineTeal Safety Glasses
5. Elvex Trix Safety Glasses
6. Radians Mirage Small Safety Glasses
7.Elvex XTS Safety Glasses
8.Elvex Challenger Small Safety Glasses
9.AO Safety Nitrous Safety Glasses
10. Wiley X - Women’s Street Series Safety Glasses