Did you know as of July 1st 2016 that High Visibility workwear is the law if you work on surface or underground to better protect our miners?
Taken from www.workplacesafetynorth.ca are some of the key changes:
- High visibility safety apparel for every worker: As of July 1, 2016, all workers who are working underground, or on surface between sunset and sunrise, will need to wear clothing that meets new requirements set out in Regulation 854, including retro-reflective material on the front, back and sides of head gear.
- Background material and retro-reflective striping: As of July 1, 2016, for enhanced visibility, Regulation 854 will also require that high visibility safety apparel be made of fluorescent or bright coloured background material. Retro-reflective striping must be on the outside of the garment, measure at least 50 mm in width, completely encircle the waist, each arm and each leg below the knee, and be arranged in two vertical lines on the front of the garment and in the form of an “X” on the back of the garment.
- Maintenance of high visibility safety apparel: HVSA and retro-reflective material on head gear must be in good condition so that the worker is visible.
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