5.5.4 Eye and Face Protection

Masks and eye protection or chin-length face shields must be worn whenever splashes, spray, spatter, droplets of blood or OPIM (other potentially infectious materials; as defined in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, below) may be generated with a potential for mucous membrane contamination.  Goggles should be worn over normal prescription eye glasses and contact lenses which do not provide protection against biological hazards.  If eyewear is chosen over the use of a face shield, it must be worn in conjunction with a face mask, since the goal is to provide protection of the eyes, nose and mouth.