Protective Equipment

Protective clothing and equipment shall be worn when indicated by regulatory and University of Lethbridge requirements or as per review of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and physical hazards, and shall be supplied by the Prime Contractor, or sub contractor.

Protective Clothing and Equipment: General Minimum Requirements
Eye protection
  • Safety glasses, goggles, face shields are to be worn if there is any danger or potential danger to the eyes
Safety Boot
  • Six or eight inch high boot with green triangle visible to outside of right boot
  • Boots must have a steel toe cap and, depending on the job, may also require a steel puncture resistant sole
Hard Hat
  • All hats must be CSA Class B or ANSI approved.
  • Hats must not have drilled holes, deep scratches or defacing characteristics.
  • Suspension must be intact and worn the correct way
  • Hard hats must not be worn backwards
Fall Protection
  • Fall restraint or fall arrest protection is required where a fall of 10' or more is possible
Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory protective equipment must be worn for the specific task or hazard
  • Check the MSDS for specifics
  • The use of respiratory protective devices is mandatory when the worker is exposed to a hazard known to cause respiratory dysfunctions
  • Wokers must be instructed in the proper fitting, use, cleansing and storage of all reusable masks, as well as disposable masks
Hearing Protection
  • Plugs or head-set type hearing protectors for high noise levels or prolonged noise exposure must be worn if the conditions warrant
  • All hearing protection must be CSA approved
Protective Clothing
  • All workers must wear t-shirts with sleeves at least 4" in length
  • T shirts are measured from the auxilla (armpit)
  • No muscle shirts, mesh shirts nor are tank tops permissible
  • T-shirts cannot have offensive writing
  • All workers must wear long pants