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Navy policy requires that personnel working in eyehazard areas or operations are provided adequate eye protection at government expense.

Examples of potentially eye hazardous operations are: warfighting and operational training, cutting and welding, drilling, grinding, milling, chipping, sand blasting, or other dust and particle producing operations and pouring or handling molten metals or corrosive liquids and


As a minimum, the protective devices provided shall be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), labeled "Z87" or “Z87+” in the case of ballistic eye protection devices, and adequate for the hazards specified.

The commanding officer shall:
(1) Ensure that an effective sight conservation program is established within his or her command.


Evaluate the program at least annually.

Ensure that areas identified as eye hazardous are
properly marked and labeled


Ensure that personnel who work in eye hazard areas
or operations are trained on the need for and proper use of
protective eyewear and on the location and use of eyewash and deluge shower facilities.

Refer personnel who wear corrective eyewear and
work in eye hazard areas to obtain prescriptive safety eyewear via the medical department.


The medical department representative (MDR) shall
provide personnel who require corrective lenses and work in eye hazard areas, with prescription eyewear.

Safety eyewear must
have permanent side shields that meet the ANSI test requirements for that specific frame. These side shields are not to be
removed by employees.


Ballistic eye protection spectacles systems have builtin side impact protection that is part of the primary protector shield.

All hands shall:
(1) Comply with posted eye hazard warning labels.
(2) Properly wear required eye protective equipment.


a. List of eye hazard areas and processes.
b. Medical screening.
c. Issue and maintenance of sight protection equipment
d. Procedures for the use and issue of temporary
protective eyewear
e. Establishment of emergency eyewash and deluge shower facilities
f. Training

The baseline industrial hygiene survey will make an initial determination of eye-hazardous areas/processes and eye wash and deluge shower requirements, and list them in the survey report.


Designation. The ship (or construction/repair yard)
shall mark permanently installed equipment and processes that are eye-hazard areas with three-inch deck striping and a CAUTION sign.

(1) The deck around an immediate eye hazard shall be
marked with a three-inch black and yellow striped or
B5-4 checkerboard tape or similarly painted.


Mount the eye hazard sign directly above the
hazard, component, machinery, boundary bulkhead, or door in a
conspicuous location. The CAUTION sign shall conform to NSN 9Q/9905-01-100-8203, "CAUTION, Eye Protection Required in This

Eye hazard signs and labels are not required on
individual tools.


Avoid placing the signs at the entrance of a space or shop if only selected areas of the shop, while
equipment is in operation, are eye hazardous.

All eye and face protection including safety glasses
(frames), ballistic eye protection devices, chemical splash goggles, welding and chipping goggles, welding helmets, and face
shields shall be labeled "Z87" or “Z87+”, indicating compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard ANSIZ87.


Prescription Protective Eyewear. As determined by
the safety officer and MDR, prescription safety glasses may be necessary for some individuals.

The eyewear prescription form, DD 771, or as designated by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), will be used in all services and equipment procurement.


Before re-issue, non-corrective eye protection shall be sanitized with hot, soapy water and rinsed of all traces of soap or detergent.

Eye protection equipment
should then be immersed for 10 minutes in a disinfectant, rinsed, and air-dried.


Emergency eyewashes or eye/face baths are primary first aid for splashes or exposures to corrosive materials.

Corrosives may cause severe and progressive damage to the eyes and skin, so immediate, on-site means of washing them from the eyes and skin is vital.


According to reference B5-1,
approved emergency eyewash equipment (permanent plumbed or
portable) shall:
(1) Be capable of flushing the eyes with potable water
at a minimum flow rate of 0.4 gallons per minute for 15
continuous minutes.

According to reference B5-1,
approved emergency eyewash equipment (permanent plumbed or
portable) shall: be on the same level, unobstructed and
easily accessible within 100 feet or 10 second travel of the
identified eye hazard. For a strong acid or strong caustic, the eyewash shall be immediately adjacent to the hazard.


The unit shall be positioned with the eyewash
nozzle(s) not less than 33 inches or more than 45 inches above the deck, and six inches minimum from the nearest wall or obstruction.

Eyewash nozzles shall be protected from airborne
contaminants and debris. Whatever means is used to afford such protection (plastic caps, cups, cover) its removal shall not
require a separate motion by the operator when activating the unit.


The eyewash shall deliver tepid flushing water
(60-100 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit have proven harmful to the eyes and can enhance chemical interaction with the eyes and skin.

All emergency eyewash and shower equipment must
be maintained through the planned maintenance system (PMS)


Clearly mark eyewash stations with a green sign
with white lettering stating “EMERGENCY EYEWASH STATION.” Post signs in a visible location close to the eyewash unit.

The division officer or work-center supervisor shall perform training for personnel assigned to work-centers with eye hazard areas/processes at the time that protective eyewear is issued.


No attempt should be made to remove a particle lodged
in the eyeball, or wash an eye that has been cut in any
way. Contact the medical department immediately.

Remotely Located Eyewash Facilities. Permanently
plumbed emergency showers, eyewashes, and eye/face washes located in remote locations or minimally manned areas shall be provided with an audible alarm interlocking with the activation device of the unit.


The alarm is intended to alert personnel in a manned area that someone is using an eyewash facility in a remote area and may not have anyone in the immediate vicinity to render aid.

The alarm shall be located in one of the following appropriate areas: outside the protected area or shop, in the
associated enclosed operating station (EOS), in a nearby manned space, or in damage control central.

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