Long sleeves are required to be worn on site. The sleeve must extend down to the wrist and not rolled up. Reflective outerwear is required for the project. Leather jackets and chaps should be worn for protection from exposure to welding and other hot processes.
Neckties, jewelry or loose clothing are not to be worn in any location where they could get caught in moving machinery. Wrist guards (heat/cut resistant) are worn if there is the potential for contact with hot equipment or when handling sharp materials, such as steel cladding and banding, vessel trays, aluminum electrical trays, graffoil gaskets, metal pipe gaskets and other material that pose a laceration hazard.
Specialized cooling suits should be worn as required when working in hot environments. Chemical or fire resistant coveralls must be worn when required. MSDS and manufacturers specifications are closely checked to ensure the proper type of personal protective equipment is utilized when protecting against chemical hazards.
A worker who may be exposed to a flash fire or electrical equipment flashover must wear flameresistant outerwear and uses other protective equipment appropriate to the hazard. In this case a worker must ensure that clothing worn beneath flame resistant outerwear and against the skin is made of flame resistant fabrics or natural fibres that will not melt when exposed to heat.
The standard for flame retardant clothing (FRC) must meet the Canadian General Standards Board
(CGSB) 155.2, Draft 6 performance and testing level. The FRC must be a permanently bonded (does not lose its effectiveness through repeated washing) material.
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