In hopes that we may be physically on campus this school year, we feel the need to update our shop safety protocol given the Covid-19 situation. Wearing a mask is a must on campus and in our shop but safety glasses tend to fog up when the two are worn at the same time. Since both are absolutely necessary we are trying to find an option that serves as eye protection and a mask for the mouth and nose that does not compromise safety in either area.
Here are some options we are considering:
This is a Kickstarter campaign for a full face polycarbonate shield that is worn like safety glasses, covers the whole face, and can be worn with a mask
(These are more expensive than typical face masks and are not available immediately)
This is a face mask that also covers the eyes
(the clear film is not as thick as typical safety gasses and may not be safe enough without safety glasses on top)
This is a full face polycarbonate face shield
(It is a bit bulky since it is worn around the head and more expensive than typical PPE)
This is a light full face shield
(the film may be too thin for adequate eye protection)
We would appreciate any ideas and recommendations regarding COVID/shop PPE. We are planning on acquiring more tools to minimize contact and require hand and tool sanitization upon entering the shop and using tools and equipment. Hopefully, we will have a build season and we would like to be as prepared as possible for a smooth and safe season.