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RIPCLEAR FACE SHIELD
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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/
Our mission: Clarity while protecting your eyes
Ripclear was started with one mission: To ensure and maintain clarity while using optics. While our roots are in the outdoor world, we quickly evolved into many other fields after initial release. Since our launch, we worked closely with the US military and safety eyewear users around the globe. We offer direct to consumer products while also partnering with some of the biggest eyewear producers on the planet. Safety eyewear and face shields was an obvious fit for us as plastic manufacturing experts specializing in scratch and anti-fog prevention. The main cause of injury to the eye in a workplace setting is due to the removal of users eye and face protection because of degraded clarity of the eyewear. We alleviate that hazard by providing specialized plastic that remains scratch free and clearer for longerGet in touch
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