Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo

Glass and Brittle Plastic Register

glass brittle plastic register

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

MsMars

    Grade - PIFSQN

  • IFSQN Principal
  • 606 posts
  • 194 thanks
151
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female

Posted 06 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

Hello all, 

 

Just curious. Should "safety glasses" (PPE) and or "Prescription glasses" be added to the glass and brittle plastic registry? How do you mange control with 500 employees half of which are seasonal temps? 

 

Thank you in advance for your opinions. :helpplease:

 

Safety, 

See these threads: 

https://www.ifsqn.co...plastic-policy/

https://www.ifsqn.co...rk/#entry62753 



Thanked by 1 Member:

kfromNE

    Grade - PIFSQN

  • IFSQN Principal
  • 735 posts
  • 216 thanks
193
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Bicycling, reading, nutrition, trivia

Posted 06 March 2020 - 10:20 PM

Hello all, 

 

Just curious. Should "safety glasses" (PPE) and or "Prescription glasses" be added to the glass and brittle plastic registry? How do you mange control with 500 employees half of which are seasonal temps? 

 

Thank you in advance for your opinions. :helpplease:

 

Safety glasses (PPE) aren't considered brittle plastic. We make all employees wear them. If they wear glasses they have the option of wearing the safety glasses over them or getting special prescription glasses that are also PPE (if employees choose this option, they pay for it).



Thanked by 1 Member:

Ryan M.

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,271 posts
  • 460 thanks
266
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, AL
  • Interests:Reading, crosswords, passionate discussions, laughing at US politics.

Posted 07 March 2020 - 01:24 AM

Safety glasses (PPE) aren't considered brittle plastic. We make all employees wear them. If they wear glasses they have the option of wearing the safety glasses over them or getting special prescription glasses that are also PPE (if employees choose this option, they pay for it).

 

Try breaking safety glasses and see what happens...most of the time they have sharp edges which are indeed a hazard.  The real question is how to manage the hazard.  For PPE and any eye wear it would involve employee training to immediately stop the line and notify supervisor or QA to assess risk and go from there.  Almost every time people know when their glasses go missing or are damaged.



Thanked by 1 Member:

SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,931 posts
  • 985 thanks
882
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:American Patriot
    WWG1WGA
    Never give up, never give in - always win!
    Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts

Posted 07 March 2020 - 01:35 AM

Try breaking safety glasses and see what happens...most of the time they have sharp edges which are indeed a hazard.  The real question is how to manage the hazard.  For PPE and any eye wear it would involve employee training to immediately stop the line and notify supervisor or QA to assess risk and go from there.  Almost every time people know when their glasses go missing or are damaged.

 

 

Absolutely correct Ryan - I've watched a couple of safety glasses shatter, sharp edges and all - these have to be on anyone's register and inspected often.


Kind regards,
Glenn Oster
 
Glenn Oster Consulting | SQF System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultants
XLM, XRP and Foreign Currency Consulting | Restaurant & Hotel Business Consultant | eConsultant
 
 
 
 
 

Thanked by 1 Member:

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 19,490 posts
  • 5393 thanks
1,341
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:10 AM

Absolutely correct Ryan - I've watched a couple of safety glasses shatter, sharp edges and all - these have to be on anyone's register and inspected often.

 

Maybe it relates to cost. I would have thought that "decent" safety glasses should be specified shatter-proof. No ?

 

 

eg, perhaps -

 

Attached File  safety glasses.PNG   86.62KB   0 downloads

Attached File  safety glasses (2).PNG   418.86KB   0 downloads


Edited by Charles.C, 07 March 2020 - 07:24 AM.
added pic

Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


Thanked by 1 Member:

kfromNE

    Grade - PIFSQN

  • IFSQN Principal
  • 735 posts
  • 216 thanks
193
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Bicycling, reading, nutrition, trivia

Posted 07 March 2020 - 02:21 PM

Try breaking safety glasses and see what happens...most of the time they have sharp edges which are indeed a hazard.  The real question is how to manage the hazard.  For PPE and any eye wear it would involve employee training to immediately stop the line and notify supervisor or QA to assess risk and go from there.  Almost every time people know when their glasses go missing or are damaged.

 

I stand corrected.  :oops2: They say they are supposed to be but that doesn't always mean they are. I might have to have some fun and run some over  :smile:  



Thanked by 1 Member:

SafetyP

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 24 posts
  • 4 thanks
6
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 09 March 2020 - 01:32 PM

Hello All, 

 

I will attempt to do a shatter test to see how durable the "safety glasses" are and determine the risk from the results. 

 

I appreciate all the feedback! 

 

Be well.  :spoton:



NorCalNate

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 36 posts
  • 1 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 15 April 2022 - 08:07 PM



NorCalNate

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 36 posts
  • 1 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 15 April 2022 - 08:11 PM

Thank you all for the comments, greatly appreciated. So even if our overhead lights are either shatter-proof or have the safety tubing in case of shattering, we still have to include all light fixtures on our list, AND need to inspect at minimum monthly? 

 

One other question is about wooden-handled utensils. We have many utensils with wood handles which I"m now guessing will need to be added to "wood" registry and/or replaced with plastic? If they are not food-contact, can they still be used?







0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users