When it comes to safety and protection, nothing is more important than your eyes. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stringent regulations that require employers to provide eye protection for their workers. We’ll explore those regulations below but first we need to discuss polarized safety glasses. What are they? How do they work? And why are they important?
What is polarization?
Polarization is a property of light that causes it to vibrate in one direction. Polarized light waves vibrate in one direction, while unpolarized light waves vibrate in all directions.
Polarized sunglasses are often used by people who spend time outdoors or under bright conditions because they can eliminate glare from reflective surfaces like pavement and water. The polarized lenses filter out the reflected rays of light (via birefringence), which reduces glare and makes objects appear more clearly visible through your lenses than they would otherwise be without polarization.