Who creates and enforces safety standards?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that has created detailed safety standards by defining voluntary tests for safety eyewear. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopts and enforces these standards. Z87.1-2010 is ANSI’s most current standard for eye protection. We have added a “+” to our Z87.1 literature to indicate that we are compliant with the high impact level of the standard, which is referred to as “Z87+”.