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Safety & Risk Management

The policies on this webpage have been streamlined and reformatted, and are now available on the University Policies webpage. We ask that you use this new resource, as future changes, additions to or eliminations of these policies will only be made to the University Policies webpage, and policy manuals you may have used in the past will no longer be updated. 

BPM-602 Eye Protective Devices

Revised Dec. 1, 2008


When participating in or observing an activity which might be injurious to the eyes, all employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear approved, industrial quality eye protective devices and must comply with all provisions of RSMo 170.005, 170.007 and 170.009.


Approved industrial quality eye protective devices means devices meeting the standards of the American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Z87.1-1968, and subsequent revisions thereof, approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc.


  • Vocational, technical, industrial arts, chemical, or chemical-physical shops or laboratories involving exposure to the following: hot molten metals, or other molten materials; milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding, or stamping of any solid materials; heat treatment, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials; gas or electric arc welding, or other forms of welding processes; repair or servicing of any vehicle; caustic or explosive materials.

  • Chemical, physical, or combined chemical-physical laboratories involving caustic or explosive materials, hot liquids or solids, injurious radiations or other hazards not enumerated.


For additional information about eye protective devices, contact the appropriate campus official listed at the following website: