Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Skin, Leg and Body

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide general guidelines to all Yukon government employees on PPE -  "Skin, Leg and Body Protection including High Visibility Apparel."

For detailed information regarding "PPE - skin, leg and body," please review "Yukon Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (YOHSR), Part 1: General, Sections 1.14 - 1.6 and Section 1.48 for "High Visibility Apparel."


General Information

Skin, leg and body protection will be provided if an employee is exposed to a substance or a condition that may puncture, abrade, burn, corrode, electrically shock or otherwise adversely affect the skin or be absorbed through it.

The employee will be provided fire resistant clothing when there may be an exposure to a flash fire, molten metal, welding and burning or similar hot work hazards.

Leg protective devices will be provided when the employee is required to operate a chainsaw.

Employees must be provided with and be required to wear high visibility safety head wear and apparel when they are exposed to the hazards of moving vehicles or equipment, directing traffic on a public way or are endangered by vehicular traffic on a public way.

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