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This specification applies to eye protective devices, designed for use by players of the sport of paintball that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration of paintballs. Field of view, refractive tolerances, astigmatism, power imbalance, prism imbalance, vertical imbalance, horizontal imbalances, luminous transmittance, haze, optical quality, and physical lens defects of the eye protective devices shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification applies to eye, face, and head protective devices, designed for use by players of the sport of paintball, which minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye, adnexa of eye, face, and head due to paintball impact or penetration, or both.
1.2 EHPDs by nature provide three types of protection. The first type of protection is for the eyes and adnexa of eye and not necessarily for any other parts of the face or head. The second type of protection adds coverage for the ears and face. The third type of coverage adds cranial coverage in addition to that provided to types II and III. These coverage types are defined in Section 8.
1.3 This specification does not limit the wearing of eyeglasses or contact lenses when used in conjunction with the EHPD.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C1027 Test Method for Determining Visible Abrasion Resistance of Glazed Ceramic Tile
D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
F803 Specification for Eye Protectors for Selected Sports
F1979 Specification for Paintballs Used in the Sport of Paintball
F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers
ANSI StandardsANSIZ87.1 Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protectors
CSA StandardCSAZ262.6 Specifications for Facially Featured Headforms
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment); 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)