Sideshield Liability

sideshieldWith the OSHA final rule on Personal Protective Equipment (July 5, 1994), there is significant interest in the use of sideshields on safety eyewear.

Sideshields are designed, manufactured, and tested for use on the specific frame for which it is made.

Consequently, it is important to understand that the liability for performance of the sideshields extends solely to a particular frame that the shields were designed for and to that particular manufacturer and no others.