Face Shields

Face Shields

Face shields are an important component of any safety PPE program or plan. They are usually clear, offer good vision while working, and are lightweight and flexible. This makes their contribution to protecting the vulnerable face and neck area vital. The thin plastic portion of the face shield can protect from debris and chemical hazards that may come flying at you.


Flying debris, such as stone, dust, dirt, sparks, and splashing chemicals may collide with one of your employees, and the results could be disastrous. That’s why you need to supply your team with a range of facial protective gear, including impact-resistant face masks, safety glasses, and shields. These products comply with industry safety standards and work well with vented hard hats and respirators.

Please note that face shields are not considered primary eye protection. Safety glasses must be used if wearing a face shield alone. Safety goggles can perform this same function, and in the case of chemical splash, they may be the preferred choice.

The shields are made with strong, durable plastic that won’t break or crack on the job. These face shields sit comfortably on the face, so your team can go about their business without constantly having to readjust their face shields. You can choose between masks that cover the entire face and those that just cover the eyes. With clear plastic, your team will always be able to see what they’re doing on the job. 

Browse our face shields and accessories selection below to protect your team from a range of flying hazards. We also sell hat adapters, ratchet headgear, and goggles for even more protection in the field. Find the right face shield for your team today. 

How do I select a face shield?

Like any piece of PPE, choose your face shield for the task at hand. One of the biggest choices comes down to selecting the correct window, or visor. Some visors are more scratch, impact, or chemical resistant than others, or they have properties like breathability or the ability to attach to hard hats. Visors will usually be made out of different types of lightweight plastic with high visibility, but steel and nylon mesh are also used when impacts from larger objects are a hazard. Analyze your worksite conditions before committing to a face shield.

What are the benefits of wearing a face shield?

When used correctly, face shields offer additional protection against many on-the-job hazards. While they’re not effective for hazards on their own, they work with safety glasses or goggles to provide two layers of protection against debris and other flying hazards that stand less of a chance of reaching your eyes. It also protects the rest of your face from burns, cuts, or other exposure hazards.