1. All staff and students, including sub trades and visitors shall wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) when in any technical education labs/shops, science labs, and any worksite requiring the use of PPE.
  2. In situations where there is a risk of a head injury, hard hats are required to be worn.  These areas included but are not restricted to: areas with limited head-room, or where there is a hazard to the head from falling, flying or propelled objects or lateral impact.
  3. The school division not only encourages but also considers it a condition of employment that each employee, at every level, uses C.S.A. approved general and job specific personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure every possible means is taken to do his/her job safely. This would also include all planned student lessons and/or activities where PPE is required to keep students safe.
  4. It is the responsibility of the individual user to procure the proper PPE before starting a task. If the required PPE is not available the employee must notify their supervisor.  Same procedures for students participating in a lesson, activity, or project requiring the use of PPE.
  5. It is the responsibility of the individual user to assure the protective equipment to be used is in good condition and if not to have it replaced or repaired.
  6. Failure to comply with PPE policy guidelines may result in progressive disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal (employees) or suspension (students).
  7. The wearing of Personal Protective Equipment shall be governed by the following requirements:
    1. as indicated on MSDS
    2. as required by the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations, and,
    3. as required by Safe Work Procedures specific work situations:
    4. Auto Body: Eye Protection, Hearing Protection and Protective clothing (coveralls)
    5. Power Mechanics: Eye Protection, Protective clothing (coveralls) , hearing protection as required
    6. Welding& Metal Fabrication: Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Protective Clothing (coveralls), Hand Protection (Welding gloves), and Protective Footwear
    7. Building Construction: Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Respiratory Protective Equipment when required, Protective Footwear when required and Head Protection
    8. Electrical: Eye Protection
    9. Science: No open toed shoes and Eye Protection as needed
    10. Culinary Arts: Protective Hair nets
    11. Esthetics: Protective clothing such as Full body smocks, Closed Toed footwear and dust masks as required
    12. Hairstyling: Smock, closed toed shoes and Protective Hand wear when necessary
    13. Food and Nutrition:  Hair Nets
  8. Items always to be kept on hand:
    1. Eye protection (goggles, glasses, shields)
    2. Hearing protection (ear plugs, ear muffs)
    3. Dust masks
    4. Gloves that are job specific (leather, rubber, insulated)
  9. Other job/task specific PPE to be obtained prior to commencing tasks:
    1. Harnesses and lanyards
    2. Respirators
    3. Specialized protective clothing