Workers are required to wear CSA approved safety eyewear appropriate to the task and hazard.
Eye and face protection requirements include the following:
- All personnel who wear prescription glasses must wear CSA approved Z-87 frames complete with side shields, Z-94.3 approved lenses.
- Welders must wear welding helmets which provide eye protection against high intensity light rays, ultra violet light rays, infra red rays, heat rays, flying metal particles, sparks and slag. Safety glasses will be worn under the welding helmet.
- When welding near a traffic area, pedestrians must be protected from light radiation and flying metal particles with screens. When grinding, determine direction of sparks. If sparks cannot be directed away from personnel, erect screens or remove personnel.
- Insulators must wear mono goggles when working overhead with fibreglass.
- Grinding shields will be worn when grinding, buffing, using a chop saw, jack hammering, bush hammering, etc.
- Monogoggles will be required when working in areas as specified by MSDS or in high dust areas.
- Safety glasses will be worn under a face shield or welding helmet at all times. Any workers doing grinding or cutting with a chop saw will wear face shields in addition to safety glasses/monogoggles. A face shield equipped with cowlings is even better.
- Cutting goggles will be worn when torch cutting. Welding helmets will be worn when cutting with arc-air.
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