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Required Devices

Each teacher and student shall wear industrial-quality eye-protective devices in appropriate situations as determined by CKB (TSBVI) policy.  Education Code 38.005

Recommended Guidelines

For selection and use of face and eye protection in public schools, the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) recommends the guidelines entitled “Eye and Face Protection,” available at 29 C.F.R. 1910.133. 

For hazard assessment and face and eye protective equipment selection in public schools TDSHS recommends the guidelines entitled, “Non-mandatory Compliance Guidelines for Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment Selection,” available at 29 C.F.R. 1910, subpart I, appendix B.


The guidelines are applicable to all staff members, students, and visitors within Texas public schools participating in educational activities and programs that involve:

  1. The use of hazardous chemicals 
  2. The use of hot liquids or solids
  3. The use of molten materials
  4. Performing grinding, chipping, or other hazardous activities where there is a danger of flying particles;
  5. Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, or stamping of any solid materials 
  6. Heat treatment, tempering, or kiln firing of any clay, metal or other materials;
  7. Cutting, welding, or brazing operations;
  8. The use of hazardous radiation, including the use of infrared and ultraviolet light or lasers; 
  9. Repair or servicing of any vehicle; or 
  10. Any process or activity in a vocational, art, industrial arts or science course of laboratory that might have a tendency to cause damage to the eyes.

Adopted:         3/7/80
Amended:       11/19/93, 3/25/94, 11/15/96, 4/6/18
Reviewed:       3/21/03