Workers on outdoor worksites are not only exposed to site risks and hazards, but also to hot bright sunny conditions and UV radiation. With so many Australian worksites being outdoors, Safety Sunglasses (otherwise known as work sunglasses) and tinted safety glasses are essential for workers to manage the bright conditions and protect their eyes from UV radiation as well as site risks and hazards.
Exposure to bright sunlight without Safety Sunglasses commonly causes watering of the eyes, squinting and excessive blinking. This is of particular concern for workers where they need full concentration on the task at hand and associated risks. Safety Sunglasses and tinted safety glasses are designed to provide impact protection like safety glasses, and also dim the bright sunlight to allow improved vision and clarity.
At Eye Protect, we carry an extensive range of Safety Sunglasses (work sunglasses) and tinted safety glasses. With 120+ models, we might even have the largest range of Safety Sunglasses available. Our range includes both economical and premium models. We also carry polarised safety glasses and photochromic safety glasses. Many models also feature the latest anti-fog and anti-scratch technology to ensure increased wear rates and extend the useful life of Safety Sunglasses.
Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses must meet more stringent requirements than fashion sunglasses. They must comply with Australian Safety Standard AS/NZS 1337.1, the standard that specifies the minimum requirements for non-prescription eye and face protectors and associated oculars. For this reason, fashion sunglasses cannot be used for eye protection on Australian worksites. You can rest assured that all Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses supplied by Eye Protect meet Australia Safety Standard AS/NZS 1337.1, just like all our other protective eyewear products meet Australian Safety Standards.
At Eye Protect, we supply safety glasses and safety goggles to businesses of all sizes from individuals, contractors & SMEs to Australia’s largest companies with 1000’s of employees. We can supply Safety Sunglasses in various quantities and offer bulk discounts for larger orders. For bulk orders, just call or email us using the Contact Us webform and our team can provide a custom quotation.
We can assist in the selection of the correct safety glasses, goggles and lenses according to your industry and work environment and can provide consulting services as required. We also offer a free trial program for employers with more than 20 employees to test different models prior to larger orders.
If you need a hand in selecting the right Safety Sunglasses, have any questions, or want to find out more about our consulting services, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Safety Sunglasses are designed to protect workers from:
1. Low Velocity Flying Fragments caused by hammering; manual chipping; riveting; and handling wire, rocks, bricks and cement; and
2. Medium Velocity Flying Objects caused by machining metals; cutting & grinding materials; wood working; and cutting bricks.
Safety Sunglasses also provide some protection from liquid splashes, however it’s recommended that splash certified tinted safety goggles should be worn.
Check out the range of Bolle Safety Glasses which offer an extensive range of Safety Sunglasses and tinted safety glasses for use in a wide variety of industries and work environments.
With so many Australian worksites being outdoors, it’s important for workers to manage the bright sunny conditions and protect themselves from UV radiation, as well as onsite risks and hazards. Safety Sunglasses are essential during periods of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Besides visible light, sunlight contains two powerful invisible forms of radiation (1) ultraviolet; and (2) infrared. Continued exposure to these rays can cause serious eye damage. The long-term effects of excessive amounts of UV radiation happen slowly and painlessly, yet can impair vision. Short-and long term damage to the eye includes inflammation of the cornea, cancer, cataracts and pterygium (a fleshy growth on the cornea).
Optometrists recommend that people who spend most of their time outside or work near sand, water or snow should wear Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses or tinted safety glasses that filter out both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays. At Eye Protect, with all our products meeting or exceeding Australian Safety Standards, you can be assured that eyes are protected from UV rays when wearing a pair of Safety Sunglasses purchased from Eye Protect. If you looking for great quality work sunglasses with top UV protection, check out the Eyres Safety Glasses range of wrap safety sunglasses.
There are several options available for Safety Sunglasses. At Eye Protect, with one of, if not the largest range of work sunglasses, we offer all options for your selection. No matter the industry or job at hand, we have the right Safety Sunglasses for you!
Safety Sunglasses: Safety Sunglasses come with tinted lenses in a variety of different colours. Most tints have a transmittance of 10 to 25%, which are designed to dim the bright sunlight. The most common lens tints are grey, brown and green.
Tinted Safety Glasses: Tinted safety glasses can refer to Safety Sunglasses or Indoor Outdoor Tinted Safety Glasses which usually have a higher light transmittance (around 50%). The lenses used in Indoor/Outdoor safety glasses are designed for both indoor and outdoor use and for other specialty purposes.
Polarised Safety Glasses: Polarised Safety Glasses are designed to eliminate glare and surface reflections in bright conditions. They are especially beneficial in sandy environments, around water, where reflective metal and glass are present, in the snow and for use when driving. Polarised lenses also improve the perception of colours, contrast and depth; reduce eye strain; and help with overall visual comfort. The polarising film is embedded into the lens so it won’t wear away or scratch off the lens.
Photochromic Safety Glasses: Photochromic Safety Glasses adjust to changing light conditions. When the wearer is exposed to sunlight, the lenses darken. Indoors, the opposite occurs and the lenses lighten. Photochromic lenses perform well for those regularly moving between indoor and outdoor environments.
Flash, Mirror & Reflective Coatings: Flash and mirror coatings are designed to reflect heat and are ideal for use outdoors. A thin metallic coat is combined with tinted Safety Sunglasses lenses to produce a mirrored appearance. They are designed for wear under intense glare such as sun light reflected from sand, water or snow. If you are looking for a pair of Safety Sunglasses with a flash coating, check out the range of safety certified Ugly Fish Sunglasses.
Employees working outside can wear clear safety glasses instead of Safety Sunglasses to protect their eyes from potential impacts and other hazards. Despite this, clear lenses are not effective at protecting the wearer from the effects of bright sunlight. In addition, clear safety glasses will not offer the level of comfort and higher standard of vision outdoors that Safety Sunglasses offer. For these reasons, clear safety glasses should not be used in bright sunlight or for extended periods outdoors during the day.
Level of Protection: Choose Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses or tinted safety glasses that provide the protection required according to the onsite risks and hazards.
Eye Coverage & Fit: Consider the style. Workers that like the style of their Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses or tinted safety glasses have increased wear rates. Sporty designs are available that provide optimum coverage for the eyes and look fashionable. Rimless models provide great peripheral vision.
Safety Standards Certified: All Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses supplied by Eye Protect comply with Australian Safety Standards.
Comfort: Different Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses boast different features for comfort and stability. Features include lightweight frames, non-slip soft nose pads, non-slip soft temple tips, adjustable nose pads/bridges and ergonomic designs.Protective Coatings: Look for anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings which increase the useful life of Safety Sunglasses.
Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses can be supplied with anti-fog and/or anti-scratch coatings on the sunglass lenses. Anti-fog coatings are designed to reduce the fogging of lenses. Perspiration from physical activity is a common cause of lenses fogging up. Anti-scratch coatings are designed to make Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses more resistant to scratching. In harsh outdoor environments where there is a lot of dust and dirt present, anti-scratch coatings assist to extend the useful life of Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses.
Safety Sunglasses, work sunglasses and tinted safety glasses with an anti-fog and anti-scratch coating make the perfect combination of protective eyewear able to stand up to the demands of hot, outdoor worksites.
Bolle offers its Platinum anti-fog and anti-scratch coating on all new models and selected legacy styles. Otherwise, check out the wide range of lens coatings available on UVEX Safety Glasses, designed for environments with varying humidity and abrasiveness.
No matter what type of Safety Sunglasses you are looking for, we have you covered! When you purchase from Eye Protect, you can be confident that you are securing the very best outdoor eye protection for your eyes. If you have any questions, or would like some assistance in selecting the right Safety Sunglasses, just Contact Us and we will be glad to assist.