Eye protection

The eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body to risks of different kinds: chemical, mechanical and physical. They therefore require special care in the industrial environment.

Eye and face protection

Eye and face protection

Eye protectors can be classified in line with:
The protection provided (from impacts, radiation, splashing, etc.)
Design of the frame (full or universal face screen)
The addition features of the lens (non-misting, scratch-proof, etc.)

Protección ocular


Consult eye and face protection regulations

UNE-EN 165:2006
Personal eye protection. Vocabulary

UNE-EN 166:2002
Personal eye protection. Specifications

UNE-EN 167:2002
Personal eye protection. Optical test methods.

UNE-EN 168:2002
Personal eye protection. Non-optical test methods.

UNE-EN 170:2003
Personal eye protection. Ultraviolet filters. Transmittance requirements

and recommended use

UNE-EN 171:2002
Personal eye protection. Infra-red filters. Transmittance requirements

and recommended use

UNE-EN 172:1995
Personal eye protection. Sunglare filters for industrial use

(1)EN ISO 12312-1:2013

Sunglasses and related eyewear – Part 1: Sunglasses for general use 

 EN ISO 12312-2:2015
Sunglasses and related eyewear – Part 2: Filters for direct observation of the sun

EN ISO 12311:2013 Sunglasses and related eyewear – Part 2: Filters for direct observation of the sun

UNE-EN 1731:2007
Personal eye protection. Mesh eye and face protectors
Eye and face protection from welding radiation and related techniques

UNE-EN 175:1997
Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes

UNE-EN 169:2003
Personal eye protection. Filters for welding and related techniques. Transmittance requirements and recommended use

UNE-EN 379:2004+A1:2010
Personal eye protection. Automatic welding filters.
Eye and face protection from laser radiation

UNE-EN 207:2010
Personal eye-protection equipment. Filters and eye protectors against laser radiation (laser eye protectors)

UNE-EN 208:2010
Personal eye protection. Eye protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye protectors)
Eye and face protection for specific users

UNE-EN 1938:1999

Personal eye protection. Goggles for motorcycle and moped users.

UNE-EN 14458:2004

Personal eye protection. Faceshields and visors for use with firefighters’ and high performance industrial safety helmets used by firefighters, ambulance and emergency services.

UNE-EN 174:2001
Personal eye protection. Ski goggles for downhill skiing.

(1) Standard UNE-EN 1836:2006+A1:2008 Personal eye protection. Sunglasses and sunglare filters for general use and filters for direct observation of the sun, has been cancelled by Standard EN ISO 12312-1, which applies to sunglasses for general use and Standard EN ISO 12312-2, which applies to filters for direct observation of the sun.

UNE CR 13464:1999

Guide to selection, use and maintenance of occupational eye and face protectors



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