Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about standards, risks and our products.

Which products protect from UV radiation ?<p>All lenses provide 99.99% protection from UV radiation, but only shaded lenses, such as Smoke, Polarized, ESP, CSP and Twilight provide protection from solar radiation.</p>

What type of protection should I choose based on my activity?<p>To find the right product for your activity, use our product finder via the following link:</p>

How do I protect my eyes from liquids or dust particles ?<p>It is necessary to check the marking on the lens. &nbsp;If the markings include D3 it means the frame is certified to protect against liquid splash. If it includes D4 or D5 it means the frame protects against dust (D4) or fine dust (D5).&nbsp; These are all part of the required ANSI-Z87.1 &ndash; 2015&nbsp;standards.</p>

Why should I wear protective eyewear?<p><strong>The ANSI/ISEA Standards make the wearing of eye or facial protection compulsory for all types of work in the industrial workplace including:</strong><br />&bull; Welding, sanding and cutting work<br />&bull; Drilling, grinding, and chiseling<br />&bull; Stonework<br />&bull; Handling nail guns<br />&bull; Using machines which remove shavings when processing materials, producing short chips<br />&bull; Stamping work<br />&bull; Removal and fragmentation of shards<br />&bull; Working with jets of abrasive granules<br />&bull; Handling acid and alkaline products, disinfectants and corrosive detergents<br />&bull; Handling liquid spray equipment<br />&bull; Handling molten metal and working in proximity to it<br />&bull; Activities in environments with radiant heat<br />&bull; Laser work</p>

What are the different markings on the product?<p>Boll&eacute; Safety lens and frame markings are specific to each product.<br /><br />Governed by the ANSI/ISEA Standards and certified by independent laboratories, this information guarantees protective eyewear quality and resistance. Each marking corresponds to a specific use and protection.<br /><br />To know the level of protection of the equipment, 2 types of marking must be identified.<br /><br /><strong>The lens marking:</strong> whether for spectacles, goggles or a face shield, a marking must be present on each lens. It guarantees the quality of the lens. It indicates impact rating, UV protection and the type of special purpose the lens is used for as well as identifying the manufacturer.<br /><strong>The frame marking:</strong> whether for spectacles, goggles or a face shield, a marking must be present on the frame. It guarantees the quality of the frame. It identifies the manufacturer, impact rating and indicates the protection against liquid splash, dust and fine dust.</p>

What are the care instructions for the product?<p>The lifespan will depend on the care taken in their maintenance and their conditions of use. To maintain the products quality we recommend: scratched or damaged lenses must be replaced by the original complete products. If the frame is damaged, also replace the entire article. After each use, it is recommended to keep the spectacles or protective mask in a microfibre case or a semi-rigid case.</p>

I have a problem with my product, it is defective, or I would like to contact after-sales service.<p>In the case of a defective product, please contact your dealer and / or the quality department via the appropriate contact form.</p>

What is the warranty on the lenses?<p><strong>LIMITED WARRANTY </strong><br /><br />Boll&eacute; Safety Eyewear warrants to the consumer that for one year from the date of purchase we will repair or replace, at our option, any Boll&eacute; Safety product that is defective in materials or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to products which have been lost, altered, broken or damaged by misuse or failure to follow instructions provided with the product. Boll&eacute; Safety Eyewear does not warrant against normal wear, including lens scratching or accidental frame breakage.<br /><br />For this warranty to apply purchase must have been made in the United States from an authorized Boll&eacute; Safety distributor and proof of purchase must be presented. Only authentic Boll&eacute; Safety products will be warranted. This warranty shall not apply to any defect or damage caused by improper or unreasonable use of this product. Boll&eacute; Safety lenses are not warranted against scratching. All warranties that are implied by law are also limited for one year from the date of purchase.<br /><br />Consumers may send damaged or defective products with proof of purchase from an authorized Boll&eacute; Safety distributor to:<br /><br /><strong>Boll&eacute; Safety<br />9200 cody Street<br />Overland park, KS 66214</strong></p>

I scratched the lens of my glasses, what can I do?<p>Scratched or damaged lenses must be replaced by the original complete products. If the frame is damaged, also replace the entire article. After each use, it is recommended to keep the spectacles or protective mask in a microfiber case or a semi-rigid case.<br />Refer to your warranty.</p>

Is it possible to change the lens without changing the frame?<p>Some of our models offer replacement lens, for example the COBRA model. For more information please contact the sales department via the appropriate form on our website.</p>

How to buy a spare part?<p>Some of our models have spare parts available through your dealer, if the part you are looking for is not in the catalog then we recommend you to change the complete product.</p>

Where can I find a product datasheet?<p>You can download the data sheet of a product by consulting its page on the website or via our B-Base download page.</p>

How can I get product prices?<p>To obtain the current general pricelist, please contact your dealer or Boll&eacute; Safety customer service directly.</p>

For what kind of use is a flashed and polarized lens?<p>Polarized and flashed lenses are recommended in the case of outdoor activity with a high risk of glare or to reduce reflections on surfaces such as water, windows etc ...</p>

Do you sell spare parts for prescription frames?<p>The certification of our products requires not to be able to modify the original product except in the case of parts not essential to the overall resistance of the product. In this case the warranty would not apply and the product would no longer comply with norm EN166. Please contact Boll&eacute; Safety customer service on +33 4 78 85 23 64 or via the contact form for further information.</p>

What is the durability of UV protection over time?<p>Scratched or damaged lens must be replaced with the original complete products. If the lens is not damaged, UV filtration remains completely intact.</p>

What is ANSI ?<p>Among safety product standards, the most familiar name is ANSI, which stands for the American National Standards Institute. But while it&rsquo;s the most familiar, ANSI&rsquo;s role is often misunderstood.<br /><br />ANSI is a federation formed by standards writers and users, that manages the voluntary standards system in the United States. ANSI is not a government agency, although it works closely with the government, and is the official United States voice in international standards bodies. Its revenue comes from its membership, in the form of dues and fees, and from the sale of standards publications.<br /><br /><strong>ANSI does not develop standards. </strong><br /><br />This comes as a surprise to a lot of people. ANSI&rsquo;s role is to coordinate the activities of organizations in the US that do develop standards. ANSI approves the establishment of standards committees and new standards projects, sets the rules for the various methods that standards developers use, oversees the process, and approves the final products as American National Standards.<br /><br />ANSI rules and procedures require that standards development processes incorporate the elements of openness,&nbsp;balance, transparency, consensus and due process.<br /><br />Regardless of how a standard is drafted, it has to be offered for public review, and the sponsoring organization has to resolve the public comments before it gets ANSI approval.<br /><br />Once approved, an ANSI standard has a 5-year lifetime. ANSI will withdraw approval from a standard that is not revised, rescinded or reaffirmed at least every five years.</p>

What are the obligations for companies and for employees regarding PPE?<p><strong>What are the obligations for companies?&nbsp;</strong><br />Identify all the risks in the workplace and assess the level of risk<br />Remove the risk, set up collective protective measures and if this is not possible or is insufficient, provide personal protective equipment<br />Select PPE adapted to the risks to be covered and check the validity of this choice Inform employees of the risk, the conditions for use of the PPE and the instructions<br />Train employees in the use of PPE<br />Provide employees with their own PPE free of charge<br />Ensure the PPE is actually used and is used properly<br />Ensure the condition of the PPE remains compliant<br />Check the PPE regularly</p><p><strong>What are the obligations for employees?</strong><br />The obligations of employees stem directly from the company&#39;s internal regulations and requirements.</p>

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