Frequently Asked Questions

When cleaning your hard cap, please remove the suspension from the hat, wipe down with Warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to dry the hard hat. DO NOT use solvents or harsh chemicals to clean the hats.

Our Hard Hats meet either the ANSI Z89.1 or CSA Z94.1 Standard (Canadian Caps only) along with meeting the Edison Electrical Institute:

  • Class E Tested to 20,000 volts
  • Class G Tested to 2,200 volts
  • Class C No electrical protection

Oberon’s hard caps are tested to the ANSI Z89.1—2009 which tests head protection from 0 degrees F to 120 degrees F.

Yes, applicable Standards including NFPA 70E require safety glasses/spectacles to be worn as primary eye protection. An arc-rated faceshield or suit hood is designed to protect your face. Both safety glasses and arc-rated protection is required when an arc flash incident is likely to occur.

The ANSI Z87.1 standard covers industrial eye and face protective devices and their use in the marketplace. It defines safety glasses and safety/cover goggles as primary eye protective devises. Their job is to protect your eyes! A faceshield is defined as a secondary protective device, requiring the use of a primary protective device underneath. The standard envisions the faceshield protecting the face, even though your eyes are a part of your face.

The NFPA 70E Standard identified safety glasses or safety goggles as selection required “SR”. The risk assessment includes hazard identification. The potential hazards then determine what type of primary eye protection is necessary.

Also consider the comfort of the worker. If the spectacles/goggles are not comfortable they won’t be worn properly. The style is important because everyone wants to look their best and wearing safety eyeglasses are no exception. Size, if the eyeglasses don’t fit properly then they won’t protect properly.

Clear- works well in indoor and outdoor applications provides excellent light transmission.
Amber- works well in low light work areas, works well in high glare areas and where a contrast is needed.

Dark Grey- works well for outdoor where sunlight and/or glare can cause problems. Dark Grey lens allows wearer to see colors more clearly.

Before donning your protective eyewear, make sure it is clean and there are no smudges, dirt or oil obscuring your vision. Check the frame making sure it is clean and in working order, don’t tape or glue your spectacles the structural integrity of the glasses is important to your safety.

Warm water and a mild cleaning solution are best. Get the lenses and frame wet, apply cleaning solution and agitate getting dust, oil from the frame and lens, rinse and dry with a soft cloth or lens cleaning towelette. Lens cleaning towelettes are also available for cleaning lens and frame.

It depends if they have the ANSI Z87.1-2010 stamped on their frame along with the Manufacturer’s logo stamped on the lens. Only this certifies that the spectacle in question have passed the ANSI standards for Safety Glasses. If they don’t meet those standards you could be putting yourself and your eyesight in danger!

Safety glass manufacturers have to adhere to very tough standards for the optical clarity and manufacture. Many times if you are not used to wearing eyewear you will find some discomfort wearing glasses for the first time and it may take a day to get used to them.