OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 239 Exemption from wearing headwear

(1) Despite section 234, if it is impractical for a worker to wear industrial protective headwear during a particular work process,

(a) the employer must ensure that the worker’s head is protected using an adequate alternative means of protection during the work process, and

(b) the worker may conduct the work while the alternative means of protection is in place.

(2) A worker must wear industrial protective headwear if the foreseeable danger of injury to the worker’s head persists immediately after completing the work process referred to in subsection (1).