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Personal Protective Equipment: Designing an Effective PPE Program

The appointment of a program coordinator will help to make sure the program is successful.The coordinator has the responsibility to make sure that each of the elements of a program is in place and operational. The greater the workers' involvement in all stages of the program, the smoother the program will be to implement and operate. For example, respiratory protection devices require a program of repair, cleaning, storage and periodic testing.

Personal Protective Equipment: Personal Protective Clothing - Trade Names, Manuf ...

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. However, for the sake of brevity, the manufacturers' names and product descriptions were not included in the question and answer documents. The mention of trade name products is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any product but is provided for the convenience of users since the trade mark names are used ...

Personal Protective Equipment: Foot Comfort and Safety at Work

These two categories of foot injuries, however, do not exhaust the whole range of foot problems at work. Additional hazards for foot injury exist in outdoor jobs such as logging, hydro linework or fishing which involve freezing temperatures, or wetness in low temperature: frostbite and trench foot. How can one improve the foot safety in workplaces where foot injuries occur frequently?

Chainsaws: Chainsaws - Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. In addition to the regular requirements for safety boots, chain saw operators should wear boots made from cut-resistant materials that offer protection from contact with running chain saws. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Personal Protective Equipment: Chemical Protective Clothing - Glove Selection

No glove material will remain impervious to a specific chemical forever. No one glove material is resistant to all chemicals. How long the worker could be in contact with the chemical (and which chemicals) may also influence the selection of type and thickness of the glove material and the choice of lined or unlined gloves.

Landscaping: Landscaping - Pesticides - Personal Protective Equipment

Please see the OSH Answers series on Pesticides for more information about how to work safely with pesticides, first aid, labels, re-entry time, etc. Clean contaminated clothing, or discard if contaminated with a very toxic pesticide, as recommended by the pesticide manufacturer. When laundering contaminated clothing, wear chemical-resistant gloves when handling the contaminated clothing (and decontaminate them after handling the clothing and before removing the gloves).

Personal Protective Equipment: Safety Footwear

If foot protection is required, set up a complete foot safety protection program including selection, fit testing, training, maintenance and inspection. The OSH Answers section on Foot Comfort and Safety at Work has more information on foot care and selection of protective footwear. Selection of Safety Footwear Marking Criteria Intended Application Green triangle indicates sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toecap.

Personal Protective Equipment: Hearing Protectors

Detailed calculations of the protection provided by a hearing protector involves using octave band analysis of the workplace noise and the noise attenuation provide by the hearing protector for noise in each octave band. The human aspects of hearing protection are particularly important since the only useful kind of protection is the protection that is actually worn. What happens to the protection level when hearing protectors are removed for short periods of time?

Personal Protective Equipment: Protection Against Drowning

Note that Transport Canada also specifies certain types of devices when aboard certain water craft or when near water. When the water is waist deep, bend your knees and let the device help you float. A written emergency plan and procedures may also include the presence of a qualified or trained person who can assist in rescue operations, and availability of other rescue equipment, such as floatation devices, boat, boat hook, and/or signalling device.

Welding: Welding - Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

Protect your eyes from welding light by wearing a welder's helmet fitted with a filter shade that is suitable for the type of welding you are doing. The various types of eye protection are broken down into classes in the CSA standard Z94.3-15 "Eye and face protectors�. Do not use gas welding goggles for arc welding.

Personal Protective Equipment: Respirators - Respirator Selection

Workers should use respirators for protection from contaminants in the air only if other hazard control methods are not practical or possible under the circumstances. The correct use of a respirator is just as important as selecting the proper respirator. The two main types are air-purifying respirators (APRs) and supplied-air respirators (SARs).

Personal Protective Equipment: High-Visibility Safety Apparel

High-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) is clothing (e.g., vests, bibs, or coveralls) that workers can wear to improve how well other people "see" them (their visibility). The workplace environment and the background workers must be seen in (e.g., is the visual area behind the workers simple, complex, urban, rural, highway, filled with equipment, cluttered). Using high-visibility apparel would be the last line of defence against accidents by providing more warning to vehicle operators that ...

Personal Protective Equipment: Body Belts, Harnesses, and Lanyards

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Note: CSA uses the term "body belts" instead of "safety belt" to avoid creating expectations that these belts could be used to arrest falls. Beginning at one end, bend the webbing in an inverted "U." Holding the body side of the belt toward you, grasp the belt with your hands six to eight inches apart.

Personal Protective Equipment: Respirators - Respirators Versus Surgical Masks

(Note there are also “surgical masks” that have been rated as respirators (i.e., N95 surgical masks). Key Element Respirators Surgical Masks Evaluation, Testing, and Certification Respirators are evaluated, tested and certified by National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) to meet set minimum performance requirements, including filter efficiency and breathing resistance. The CSA Standard Z94.4-11 (R2016) - Selection, use, and care of respirators outlines respirator ...

Personal Protective Equipment: Respirators - Respirator Care

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and consult CSA Standard Z94.4-11 Selection, Care and Use of Respirators for information on the care, maintenance, and storage of respirators. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Personal Protective Equipment: Headwear, Care of

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Do not use a suspension made by one manufacturer with products made by another manufacturer. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.

Personal Protective Equipment: Eye and Face Protectors

Eye wear will protect the user if the eye and surrounding soft tissues are fully covered by the protection device. If eye protection is required, establish a complete eye safety protection program including selection, fit testing, training, maintenance and inspection. Eye and face protection devices need maintenance.

Personal Protective Equipment: Footwear - Assessment Checklist

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. From time to time, and as new footwear styles become available, it is prudent to review your workplace's safety policies to ensure that workers continue to be protected from any possible hazards. Please see the OSH Answers on Safety Footwear for more information about footwear and the CSA "Protective Footwear" standards.

Personal Protective Equipment: Respirators - Wearing a Respirator

Filtering facepiece respirators are those respirators in which the entire facepiece acts as the filter. Negative pressure seal check: Negative-pressure checks can be done on air-purifying respirators and other respirators with a tight fitting facepiece. Seal checks for disposable respirators: A seal check can be done by placing both hands over the respirator itself, or by using a device provided by the manufacturer.

Prevention and Control of Hazards: How Do I Work Safely with - Very Toxic Mater ...

Whenever possible, it is always best to avoid using a very toxic material either by eliminating its use (by changing the method or process for example) or by substituting the very toxic material with a less hazardous material. To contain spills or leaks, store containers of very toxic materials in trays made of compatible materials. The specific first aid recommendations can vary from one very toxic material to another, however, depending on the nature (properties and hazards) of the material...


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