Most ice hockey injuries occur to the head and face. Such injuries can be reduced with the use of proper fitting and certified head and face protective equipment. It is critical that those participating in the sport of hockey on the ice are protected with equipment designed for that activity. The fifth edition of CSA Z262.2 - Face Protectors for Use in Ice Hockey along with CSA Z262.1 - Ice Hockey Helmets provides requirements for protective equipment for use in the sport. First published in 1977, the intent of the standard is to reduce the risk of face injury without compromising the form, appeal or visual demands of the game.
Highlights of Z262.2
This is the fifth edition of CSA Z262.2, Face protectors for use in ice hockey. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2009 under the same title and the 1990, 1978, and 1977 editions published under the title Face protectors and visors for ice hockey players.
The companion document to this Standard is CSA Z262.1, Ice hockey helmets. This Standard, along with CSA Z262.1, provides requirements for protective equipment for use in ice hockey.
This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for face protectors marketed, sold, and intended for ice hockey.
The intent of this Standard is to reduce the risk of injury to the face and eyes without compromising the form, appeal, or visual demands of the game. This reduction of risk is based on the use of the face protector
a) as intended within the rules of the game; and
b) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Note: Ice hockey is a sport in which hazards are intrinsic to the normal conduct of the game. Participation in ice hockey implies the acceptance of some risk of injury. Use of a face protector meeting the requirements of this Standard will not prevent all injuries.
This Standard specifies requirements for the following items as they related to face protectors for use in ice hockey:
b) puck impact resistance;
d) field of view;
e) markings; and
f) instructions for use.
This Standard covers the following face protectors as intended for use by hockey players, goalies, and certain on-ice functionaries (e.g., referees, coaches).
a) Type B1;
b) Type B2;
c) Type C;
d) Type D1; and
e) Type D2.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.