Eye and Face Protection
8.7 Where there is a hazard of injury to the eyes, face, ears or front of the neck of an employee in a work place, the employer shall provide the employee with an eye or face protector that meets the standards set out in the CSA Standard CAN/CSA Z94.3-M88, Industrial Eye and Face Protectors, the English version of which is dated July 1988 and the French version of which is dated April 1990.
- SOR/95-105, s. 34.
8.8 (1) Where there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance or an oxygen deficient atmosphere in a work place, the employer shall provide a respiratory protective device that is listed in the NIOSH Certified Equipment List as of October 1, 1984, dated February, 1985, published by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
(2) A respiratory protective device referred to in subsection (1) shall be selected, fitted, cared for, used and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.4-M1982, Selection, Care and Use of Respirators, the English version of which is dated May, 1982, as amended to September, 1984 and the French version of which is dated March, 1983, as amended to September, 1984, excluding clauses 6.1.5, 10.3.3.1.2 and 10.3.3.4.2(c).
(3) Where air is provided for the purpose of a respiratory protective device referred to in subsection (1),
(a) the air shall meet the standards set out in clauses 5.5.2 to 5.5.11 of CSA Standard CAN3-Z180.1-M85, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, the English version of which is dated December 1985 and the French version of which is dated November 1987; and
(b) the system that supplies air shall be constructed, tested, operated and maintained in accordance with the CSA Standard referred to in paragraph (a).
- SOR/88-200, s. 14. SOR/95-105, ss. 35, 61(F).
8.9 Where a steel or aluminum self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder has a dent deeper than 1.5 mm and less than 50 mm in major diameter or shows evidence of deep isolated pitting, cracks or splits, the cylinder shall be removed from service until it has been shown to be safe for use by means of a hydrostatic test at a pressure equal to one and one-half times the maximum allowable working pressure.
- SOR/95-105, s. 36.
8.10 Where there is a hazard of injury or disease to or through the skin of a person in a work place, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the work place with
(a) a shield or screen;
(b) a cream to protect the skin; or
(c) an appropriate body covering.
- SOR/95-105, s. 37.
8.11 Loose-fitting clothing, long hair, dangling accessories, jewellery or other similar items that are likely to be hazardous to the safety or health of an employee in a work place shall not be worn unless they are so tied, covered or otherwise secured as to prevent the hazard.
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