RIPCLEAR FACE SHIELDS
Ripclear Face Shields
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|Anti-fog||No||Yes - Dual Sided (Inside and Outside)|
|Headband||Plastic (No Foam)||Elastic Headband with Foam|
|Registrations||FDA | CE | ISO||FDA | CE | ISO|
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. This is a European Union directive rather than a regulation, meaning it is an instruction for those involved, but there isn’t an enforcer or regulator of how the results are achieved. The sole purpose is to address the global issue of consumer electronics waste. With the forever evolving technology world, many electronics are disposed and end up in landfills which end up causing environmental and human health hazards. This directive pertains to manufacturing of various types of electronic and electrical equipment without the use of six different hazardous materials:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+): Used in chrome plating, chromate coatings, and primers
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB): Flame retardant in plastic
- Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE): Flame retardant in plastic
- According to RoHSGuide.com, the maximum levels in non-exempt products are 0.1% or 1000 ppm (except for cadmium and mercury, which are limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight. These limits do not apply to the weight of the finished product, or even to a component, but to any single substance that could, theoretically, be separated mechanically—for example, the sheath on a cable or the tinning on a component lead.
- Large and small household appliances.
- IT & Telecommunications equipment (although infrastructure equipment is exempt in some countries)
- Consumer equipment.
- Lighting equipment—including light bulbs.
- Electronic and electrical tools.
- Toys, leisure, and sports equipment.
- Medical devices (exemption removed in July 2011)
- Monitoring and control instruments (exemption removed in July 2011)
- Automatic dispensers.
- Semiconductor devices
The directive applies to the following types of equipment:
A: REACH stands for:
Registration: Chemical producers are required to register safety data for all chemicals produced. Evaluation: Experts from member states and the European Agency evaluate safety data for higher volume chemicals and other chemicals of concern. Authorization: Chemicals that are of “very high concern” are to be phased out and replaced with safer alternative chemicals. Restriction of CHemicals: Chemicals may be completely banned or some uses of the chemicals can be restricted. This is a European Union regulation. The sole purpose of REACH is to address the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. REACH requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of 1000Kg or more per year to register these substances with European Chemical Agency (ECHA). Manufacturers, importers and also their customers are required to communicate information on chemicals throughout the supply chain in order to be aware of information relating to health and safety of the products supplied.
Some of the chemicals that are of “very high concern” include:
- Reproduction toxins
- Persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic chemicals
The list of substances is constantly growing although exemptions do exist for defense critical items while certain categories of items (including food and feed products) are exempt from some elements of REACH. The current list of substances on the candidate list can be found at http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table
A: State of California, State of New York, Italian Government, etc.
A: NIOSH does not apply to Face Shields so yes we are compliant. Here are more details:
Face shields do not need to be NIOSH certified, as the NIOSH air filtration rating is the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)'s classification of filtering respirators. Its certification and approval process for respiratory protective devices is governed by Part 84 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR 84). (Source: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=c9c15fd462ffe5c4f4e85b73f161b2e0&r=PART&n=42y188.8.131.52.67#se42.1.84_11) Respiratory protective devices so classified include air-purifying respirators (APR) such as filtering facepiece respirators (dust masks) and chemical protective cartridges that have incorporated particulate filter elements.
From the CDC: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), under authorization of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, provides a testing, approval, and certification program assuring respirators used in the workplace meet the standards of 42 CFR Part 84. Since 1994, NIOSH has maintained a searchable, online version of the Certified Equipment List. (source: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/cel/default.html)
A: For OSHA, any normal safety eyewear worn in combination with our face shields would be compliant.
“Face shields do not protect fully from impact hazards, so that OSHA requires their use in conjunction with additional eye protection (goggles, prescription spectacles with side shields, etc.). From the infection control standpoint, no standards currently exist regarding performance standards, but the ISEA Eye and Face Protection Group has initiated development of a voluntary standard that sets forth criteria related to the general performance requirements, test methods, and permanent markings of protectors to minimize or prevent eye and face exposure of the wearer to sprays, splashes, or droplets of blood, body fluids, excretions, secretions, and other potentially infectious materials in occupational and educational environments where biological hazards are expected and routine.”
Links (point 28): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5015006/
A: Ripclear provides multiple levels of quality controls. It starts by only working with FDA, CE, and ISO certified factories. We also use independent 3rd party quality control in our factories. We make sure you are receiving the highest quality product every time.
A: Ripclear Face Shields will work with dental loupes because we have an extended foam headband. The 3.5cm foam has been tested and designed with this use case in mind.
A: Ripclear Face Shields have a dual sided anti-fog technology that allows for long lasting performance even with masks and loupe lights generating heat for long periods of time.
A: Ripclear has been in business for 7 years and has an excellent reputation with a variety of businesses including hospitals and skilled nursing centers as well as the US Military. Ripclear is in this for the long term and now more than ever, our customers require and deserve products they can trust from a company that cares.
A: You can depend on Ripclear consistency. Each batch is reviewed before it is shipped by third party quality control company SGS.
A: Comfort, Vision, and Anti-Fog performance. The comfort foam padding lets your hygienists and dentists operate with comfort all day. Ripclear Face Shields have 91% optical transparency so you will not have to worry about blurry or hazy vision. Our Face Shields also have a long lasting anti-fog which lets you work through long days and procedures without fogging.
A: Our high quality foam padding with elastic headbands provide all day comfort, making it easy for sustained employee adherence to PPE guidelines.
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At Ripclear, we're not just a business, we're a family that actually uses our products every day. With everything we do, we put innovation, quality & our reputation at the forefront and have done so since 2013. Our world-wide network offers multiple patented products that are meticulously tested and proven to perform under the harshest conditions required under FDA, CE, ISO, and ANSI testing bodies.
Our technology focused company manufactures industrial, safety, and consumer products. It operates through the following segments: Safety and Industrial, Military, Optical, Electronics, Health Care / Dental, and Consumer.
These segments have product lines that consist of industrial films and personal protective equipment (PPE). The protective equipment consists of protective masks, hospital clothing, face shields, and equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection from chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Our protective films provide leading edge anti-scratch and anti-fog capabilities that keep optical lenses and sensitive surfaces in peak condition for daily and long term lifecycles.
The company was founded by Zach Hines and Ryan Doherty in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY. Since that time, institutions such as the Texas Children's Hospital, The State of Virginia, US Military - SOCOM, Marines, Gordon Food Service, Zeiss, Oakley, and an ever growing list of quality-conscious dental customers have come to trust Ripclear products.
You can find the answers to any questions through our many website resources or through our live chat feature.
- Zach Hines, Founder & CEO