3M is one of the most well-known brand names in the protective equipment field. Whether you are buying PPE for a business or yourself, 3M should be on your list. Safety Gear Pro carries a large selection of 3M safety glasses because we know they are the go-to for so many of our customers. Below is some must-know information about the brand’s protective eyewear.
The Importance of Protective Eyewear
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 2012, around 2,000 workers sustain eye injuries that require medical intervention every day. That is around 730,000 injuries per year.
Even more alarmingly, about 60% of those injuries occurred when the worker was not wearing eye protection. In other words, the number of injuries could be slashed by more than half simply by improving eye protection usage. Safety glasses are believed to be effective at lessening or preventing 90% of injuries. Do you want to take the risk?
3M Protective Eyewear Offers Must-Have Features
Fortunately, workers and employers can turn to 3M products from Safety Gear Pro for their eye protection needs. 3M is a leading brand in many materials and engineering fields, including personal protective equipment. The following are a few of the features that make these products so popular.
Multiple Lens Tints and Coatings
Glare, eye stress, fogging, optical radiation and fatigue can all harm workers’ eyes and cause unsafe conditions. Fortunately, 3M products are available with a range of tint and coating options. For example, you can choose the DM Anti-Fog Hard Coat or the Rugged Anti-Scratch coating. With these additions to your lenses, you can be confident that your safety glasses will provide continuous visibility and protection.
Cool and Contemporary Styles
As mentioned above, one of the most substantial problems is eye protection is that people simply don’t wear their safety glasses. The solution from 3M is simple: make glasses that people want to wear. The brand offers many styles ranging from timeless classics to cool and contemporary looks. Plus, they are super comfortable even for extended wear. This is one of the best ways to increase PPE usage.
Extensive Eyewear Line
One of the advantages of choosing a large brand like 3M is the diversity of options. In the Safety Gear Pro catalog, you can find 3M prescription safety glasses as well as non-prescription safety glasses. You’ll also find googles and convertible glasses/goggles. There are unique, premium products as well as value-oriented economical options. In other words, you can find exactly what you need.
Arguably, the most important characteristic of any safety product is its compliance with safety regulations. Whether you are buying for yourself or your team, you want to know that the products you choose are high-quality and will provide reliable protection.
3M Eyewear Product Types
We have a large selection of 3M’s most popular protective eyewear products. The catalog can be characterized into a few classes that balance price and features differently. Our selection spans from the top-end, premium series to the economy series as well as goggles.
Premium Protective Eyewear
3M’s selection of premium safety eyewear is perfect for anyone who wants to have uncompromising protection and the best features. These glasses are comfortable, safe and ready for anything you can throw at them.
For example, 3M Smart Lens safety glasses feature photochromatic tinting. They will help you achieve optimal visibility whether you are outside in the bright sunlight or inside a workshop. They can transition from light to dark in under 20 seconds and the reverse in less than three minutes. Plus, they have spring-hinged temples, an adjustable nose bridge and a comfort-oriented design for day-long wear.
Value Protective Eyewear
The value category of eyewear offers excellent protection and comfort. While these glasses may not share the advanced features of the premium options, they offer more than enough for all your safety needs.
The 3M Metaliks and Metaliks Sport eyewear are perfect examples of this series of glasses. The sleek, silver-plated rims offer a nice, contemporary design mixed with a comfortable fit. They also have several coating options for the lenses. These are excellent glasses for their price range.
Economy Protective Eyewear
If you want something that will provide protection and reasonable comfort at an economical price, 3M can deliver. This series is great for when you need to make a big order on a budget.
The 3M OX safety eyewear is a great example. They are designed to support optical eyeglasses underneath. So, you don’t need to worry about buying separate 3M prescription safety glasses. They offer effective, ANSI-rated protection.
Finally, you could consider 3M’s safety goggles. These offer many of the great features of safety glasses but with a headband rather than temples. This is often more secure and can be more comfortable for some people.
In our catalog, you will find the 3M Lexa Splash GoggleGear and many other safety goggles. These low-profile, contoured googles have a soft PVC shroud. This offers the protection of goggles without the rigid discomfort that normally characterizes them. Plus, they provide optimal protection against chemicals, dust, scratching and more.
Order Your 3M Safety Glasses Today
Eye protection is one of the most important elements of a safe work environment. Even hazards are simple as dust can cause potentially severe eye injuries. Fortunately, Safety Gear Pro’s selection of 3M safety products will help to keep you and your team safe. Whether you are getting ready for your next big DIY project or making sure your workplace is safe, check out our catalog today.
Where Can I Order 3M Safety Glasses?
You can order 3M safety goggles and glasses from Safety Gear Pro. We have an extensive catalog of safety products from 3M and other leading brands. If you are looking for the best protective eyewear and other equipment, your first stop should be Safety Gear Pro.
Can I Order 3M Prescription Safety Glasses?
Yes, many 3M eyewear products are available as prescription safety glasses. When you select the frames you want, choose the “Prescription Lens” option then click “Customize Lens.” During the final customization stage, you can upload, send or enter your prescription information.
Are 3M Protective Glasses Good?
3M is one of the leading brands in worker safety products. They make highly reliable eyewear that is designed to comply with all the relevant regulations and standards. If you are looking for protective eyewear products that you can count on, order some 3M glasses or goggles from Safety Gear Pro.
What Do the Z87.1 Markings Mean?
Z87.1 is the standard set by the American National Standards Institute. The basic mark of Z87.1 indicates that it is compliant with the standard. A + sign means that the eyewear is rated for impacts. The marking of D with a number (e.g. D4) indicates droplet and dust protection rating. A W, U, R, L, V or S with a number indicated rating for optical radiation protection.
Should I Wear Prescription Safety Glasses?
If you are asking this question, the answer is probably yes. OSHA requires that workers wear protective eyewear whenever there is a predictable risk to their eyes. In non-workplace settings such as DIY projects, it is also a good idea to wear safety glasses whenever you think there may be a risk.