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Shield Saves Face…and Possibly Life

On Sept. 30, 2008, Todd Adams of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, wrote to Sellstrom Manufacturing Co.:

I would just like to say thank you to your company for your face shield. Four weeks ago, I had an accident in my shop in which a piece I was working on exploded and hit me in the face. The piece had enough force to penetrate the ½-inch drywall above my head. I also was wearing eye protection and a dust mask. Although I did have to get several stitches inside and out of my mouth, the injury was relatively minor compared to what could have happened… Again, I would like to thank your company for building a good quality product.

Thanks and have a great day!

On the same day, Sellstrom President David Peters replied:

Wow! I'm glad you are OK. I appreciate the kind words and suggestions… I am forwarding your story to our customer service manager Jason Suarez to help you pick out a new face shield with our compliments. We would also like to reinforce the importance of wearing a pair of ANSI-compliant safety glasses, as you were doing, whenever you use a face shield. Jason will send you a variety of our newest styles for your use, as well. Thanks again for your story. We at Sellstrom are glad that we were able to help during your accident.

Find Sellstrom face shields, eyewear and other products at or call 800-323-7402.

Protection Update welcomes contributions from readers for our regular “Safety Equipment Works for You” feature. Email examples of where PPE has saved workers' lives or prevented injuries to Editor Joe Walker, [email protected], or mail them to the Editor, Protection Update, International Safety Equipment Association, 1901 N. Moore Street, Suite 808, Arlington, VA 22209. Photos are welcome.

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