Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Highlights

  • Section 229 recognizes that the face piece of a full face piece respirator can provide eye protection.
  • Section 232 requires workers to wear flame resistant outerwear if they could be exposed to a flash fire or electrical equipment flashover.
  • Section 233 provides several options in protective footwear. Footwear requirements are now based on the hazards feet may be exposed to. External safety toecaps are permitted as an alternative to protective footwear when a medical condition prevents a worker from wearing normal protective footwear.
  • Section 234 recognizes both Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for protective headwear.
  • Section 235 requires employers to ensure that a worker riding a bicycle or using in-line skates or a similar means of transport wears an approved cycling helmet.
  • Section 246 requires employers to ensure that respiratory protective equipment must be approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or by another organization that sets standards and tests equipment, and is approved by a Director of Occupational Hygiene. Directors of occupational hygiene are staff members of Alberta Human Services appointed by the Minister under Section 5 of the OHS Act.
  • Section 247 requires that employers select respiratory protective equipment in accordance with CSA Standard Z94.4-02, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators.
  • Section 250 requires that employers test respiratory protective equipment for fit, according to CSA Standard Z94.4-02, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators, or a method approved by a Director of Occupational Hygiene. Directors of occupational hygiene are staff members of Alberta Human Services appointed by the Minister under Section 5 of the OHS Act.