Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Fall protection, respiratory protective equipment, hearing and eye protection, safety footwear and more. 

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Appropriate Workwear for Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards

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***This resource is current to April 2006.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses elements to consider when purchasing fire retardent clothing.

PUBLISHED: April 2006

Clarifying Requirements Applicable to Prescription Safety Eyewear

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***This resource is current to November 2004.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses what is meant by approved safety prescription eyewear.

PUBLISHED: November 2004

Cut-Off Wheel Fractures During Use: Worker Killed

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***This resource is current to September 2000.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Incident notice: A cut-off wheel on an air-powered grinder fractured, fatally injured worker. Incident description, causes and safety recommendations.

PUBLISHED: September 2000

Eye Protection at the Work Site

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***This resource is current to June 2012.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses hazards that could cause eye damage and lists controls to protect the eyes.

PUBLISHED: June 2012

Guideline for the Use of Contact Lenses in Industry

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***This resource is current to August 2008.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses the pros and cons of wearing contact lenses in industry.

PUBLISHED: August 2008

Respiratory protective equipment: Code of practice development

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Guidelines on developing a code of practice (COP) describing the selection, maintenance and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) be developed whenever respirators are used at the work site to meet legislated requirements.

UPDATED: March 2020

Respiratory Protective Equipment: An Employer’s Guide

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This guide provides information on when to use RPE, what types of RPE there are and the steps to determine if RPE is necessary.

UPDATED: March 2020