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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

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"Any football player who has a vision problem should consider wearing a face shield," advises Aaron Zimmerman, assistant professor of optometry and lead author of the study.
Not surprisingly, the head with helmet and face shield was subjected to dramatically lower intercranial pressures, suggesting that a soldier so equipped would have a much better chance at avoiding serious brain trauma.
The team modeled the shock wave from an explosion detonated right in front of the face under three conditions: with the head bare, protected by the current combat helmet and covered with the helmet plus a polycarbonate face shield.
The researchers recently used the models to explore one possibility for enhancing the helmet currently worn by most ground troops, which is known as the Advanced Combat Helmet, or ACH: a face shield made of polycarbonate, a type of transparent armor material.
When casting bullets, we're dealing with molten alloy and temperatures from 750 to 1,000 degrees, so must-use pieces of equipment are prescription or safety glasses (and a face shield!), leather gloves and long sleeves and pants--which must be worn at all times when around molten lead.
In one picture the doctor was wearing a clear plastic face shield; in the other the doctor wore the traditional surgical face mask that covers the doctor's nose and mouth.
I also wear a helmet with ear protection and a face shield on it.
And, while I was wearing goggles, I also needed a face shield to have prevented my injury.
Wear protective clothing: rubber apron or coveralls, safety splash goggles or a face shield and rubber gloves.
The multi-purpose operator face shield is intended to deliver maximum face and eye protection.