OHS Code

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

Section 229 Compliance with standards

(1) If a worker’s eyes may be injured or irritated at a work site, an employer must ensure that the worker wears properly fitting eye protection equipment that

(a) is approved to

(i) CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors,

(ii) CSA Standard Z94.3-02, Eye and Face Protectors, or

(iii) CSA Standard Z94.3-99, Industrial Eye and Face Protectors, and

(b) is appropriate to the work being done and the hazard involved.

(2) Prescription eyewear may be worn if i

(a) is safety eyewear,

(b) meets the requirements of

(i) CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors,

(ii) CSA Standard Z94.3-02, Eye and Face Protectors, or

(iii) CSA Standard Z94.3-99, Industrial Eye and Face Protectors, and

(c) is appropriate to the work and the hazard involved.

(2.1) Prescription safety eyewear having glass lenses must not be used if there is danger of impact unless it is worn behind equipment meeting the requirements of subsection (1).

(2.2) If the use of plastic prescription lenses is impracticable, and there is no danger of impact, a worker may use lenses made of treated safety glass meeting the requirements of

(a) ANSI Standard Z87.1-2003, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, or

(b) ANSI Standard Z87.1-1989, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.

(2.3) Despite subsection (2), prescription safety eyewear may consist of frames that meet the requirements of ANSI Standard Z87.1-2003, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices provided the lenses meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors.

(3) If a worker must wear a full face piece respirator and the face piece is intended to prevent materials striking the eyes, an employer must ensure that the face piece

(a) meets the requirements of

(i) CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors, or

(ii) CSA Standard Z94.3-02, Eye and Face Protectors, or

(b) meets the impact and penetration test requirements of section 9 of

(i) ANSI Standard Z87.1-2003, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, or

(ii) ANSI Standard Z87.1-1989, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.