What Does Safety Goggles Mean?
Safety goggles are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is worn on the eye for its protection. Essentially, goggles are safety glasses that fit tightly to the eye, often with suction, and are secured with a strap that goes around the back of the head. Goggles may be used to protect the eye against particles, chemicals, water, glare and from things striking the eyes.
Safeopedia Explains Safety Goggles
There are different types of goggles that are designed to give protection in specific types of work. For example, there are specialized blowtorch goggles, laboratory goggles and goggles designed to be worn while using power tools.