PPE are provided to workers wherever there are health (or safety) risks that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. PPE can reduce or prevent a worker’s exposure to a health hazard in the workplace and can include respirators, hearing protection, protective clothing, footwear and face and eye shields.
PPE is also required in specific situations and dealt with in regulations made under OHSA. For example:
• Section 7.2(2) of the Regulation respecting the Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents requires respirators to be provided when engineering controls are not practical; and
• Section 2 of the Noise Regulation, O. Reg. 381/15 sets out the requirements for protecting workers from exposure to hazardous sound levels.
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