OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 362 Contact by clothing, etc.

(1) If contact between moving parts of machinery, electrically energized equipment or part of the work process and a worker’s clothing, jewellery or hair is likely, an employer must ensure that

(a) the worker’s clothing fits closely to the body,

(b) the worker does not wear bracelets, rings, dangling neckwear, a wristwatch or similar articles, and

(c) the worker’s head and facial hair is short or confined and cannot be snagged or caught.

(2) If contact between moving parts of machinery, electrically energized equipment or part of the work process and a worker’s clothing, jewellery or hair is likely, a worker must

(a) wear clothing that fits closely to the body,

(b) not wear bracelets, rings, dangling neckwear, a wristwatch or similar articles, and

(c) have head and facial hair that is short or confined and cannot be snagged or caught.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a worker may wear a medical alert bracelet that has a breakaway or tear away band.