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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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses elements to consider when purchasing fire retardent clothing.

Clarifying Requirements Applicable to Prescription Safety Eyewear

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses what is meant by approved safety prescription eyewear.

Cut-Off Wheel Fractures During Use: Worker Killed

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

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

Eye Protection at the Work Site

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

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

Guideline for the Use of Contact Lenses in Industry

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS website.***

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

Occupational health and safety fall protection plan

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Addresses employer's legislated responsibilities for fall protection.

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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.

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.