Glossary

ANSI (American National Standards Institute) oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. It accredits programs that assess conformance to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 standards.

ANSI Ballistic Vo Rating: Mil-PRF-31013 Vo ballistic test is performed on eyewear in which a 0.15” diameter steel projectile (15 caliber) is fired at the lens at a velocity of 640-660 feet per minute (195 meters per second).

ANSI Z87: Basic impact. Face shields must be capable of resisting impact from a 25.4 mm (1") diameter steel ball dropped from a height of 127 cm (50").

ANSI Z87+: High impact. Face shields must be capable of resisting impact from a 6.35 mm (0.25") diameter steel ball traveling at a velocity of 91.4 m/s (300 ft/s).

CSA Z94.3-2007 is the Canadian standard for eye and face protectors in all occupational and educational operations.

Diopter relates to the refractive or light-bending capability as well as the curvature of a lens. The higher the diopter of a lens the closer an object must be to the lens to be in focus. This refers to the diopter’s focal length.

Disinfectants are used on hard, inanimate objects to kill infectious fungi or bacteria but not necessarily their spores.Disinfectants are divided into two major types: "hospital" and "general use". Hospital-type disinfectants are used in hospital, medical and dental offices or any environment where critical infection control is needed. General-type disinfectants are used in household, swimming pools and water purifiers.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA, located in Washington, DC, runs ten regional offices and more than a dozen labs.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for monitoring the safety and effectiveness of drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human and veterinary use, medical devices, food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation.

Lumen is the measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye. mcd (millicandela) is the unit of measure used to describe LED (light-emitting diode) intensity.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) As part of the U.S. Department of Labor, its mission is to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace by establishing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA requires manufacturers of industrial and safety equipment to be OSHA-compliant to provide the highest degree of safety.

Sanitizers are used to reduce but not necessarily eliminate microorganisms from inanimate surfaces to levels considered safe as determined by public health codes or regulations. Sanitizers include food contact and non-food contact products.