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Eye Protection

Legislation:

81.

A worker exposed to eye injury shall wear eye protection appropriate in the circumstances. R.R.O.1990, Reg. 851, s. 81.

Standard:

All frames and lenses used as protective equipment shall be CSA approved (CAN/CSA-Z94.3-92 Industrial eye and face protectors).  Employees requiring prescription safety glasses shall be aided by a subsidy paid by the university, prior approval must be obtained from your supervisor.

Responsibility:

Instructors, supervisors and all other persons in authority shall explain the reasons why safety glasses or other types of eye protection equipment should be worn and it will be their responsibility to ensure that students, faculty, staff and visitors are provided with eye protectors in all areas were required.

Eye Protection Areas:

All persons assigned to, or entering areas which have any of the following hazards must wear eye protectors:

  1. Sparks, open flame and spatters.
  2. Molten metals.
  3. Research activities involving high energy, the possibility of flying particles, explosion or implosion of vessels.
  4. Hazardous chemicals.
  5. Shops: wood or metal processing, particularly grinding, welding, chipping, sawing and sanding.
  6. Injurious radiant energy, for example, welding, ultra-violet light, lasers and brasing.

EYE SAFETY SELECTION GUIDE


Type


Illustration


Recommended for


Standard Safety Glasses


Protection from: flying particles such as metal, wood, glass or plastic coming from in front.

Safety Glasses with Semi-side Shields


Protection from: flying particles coming from in front of you or from your side.

Safety Glasses with Eye-cup Side Shields


Protection from: flying particles from the front, side, top or bottom.

Goggles with Regular Ventilation


Protection from: dusts, sparks and flying particles coming from many angles.

Goggles with Hooded Ventilation


Protection from: chemical splashes, dusts, sparks and flying particles coming from many angles.

Face Shields (Used with other eye protection)


Protection from: splashes, heat, glare and flying particles, if worn over safety glasses or goggles. Face shields alone do not provide adequate eye protection.

Reference: CAN/CSA-Z94.3-92 Industrial eye and face protectors