Injury Prevention


The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations shall form a minimum standard.

For ease of information, the following summary is provided for items specific to Wall FX Ltd.

Head Protection

Workers must obtain and wear a CSA certified safety hat on the job site at all times.



Foot Protection

Workers must wear CSA certified footwear with heavy duty toe and sole protection.  Such boots bear a green triangular patch stamped with the registered trademark of the CSA.  Workers will ensure that boots are fully laced and tied.  Workers working with concrete or chemicals shall wear CSA certified rubber boots to prevent injury.


Eye Protection

Where a worker is exposed to the hazard of eye injury, he will wear appropriate eye protection (i.e. drilling overhead or into concrete, masonry, and drywall, when using power actuated tools, demolition, and when chipping, grading or cutting).

Ear Protection

Where a worker is exposed to ear injury, he will wear appropriate ear protection (i.e. jack hammering, power actuated tools, working with machinery in confined spaces).


Gloves

Workers will supply their own gloves unless hazardous materials are being used, in which case, proper gloves will be provided.


Dust Masks

Dust masks will be available for use on the job site and be appropriate to the level of hazard.


Protective Clothing

Shirts and full length pants are required at all times.


Fall Protection – Safety Belts, Safety Harnesses, and Lanyards


Full body safety harnesses shall be the sole acceptable means of fall restraint.  Safety belts will only be permitted for travel restraint.  All safety harnesses, belts, and lanyards must be CSA certified and carry a CSA label.  Safety harnesses must be snug fitting and worn with all hardware and straps intact and properly fastened.  The D-ring of the safety belt of harness should be in the center of the back.  The lanyard should be secured to a rigid support of lifeline, preferably higher than waist level, and be kept as short as possible, no more than 5 feet to reduce fall distance.  When the lanyard is wire rope or nylon webbing, a shock absorber must be used.


All lifelines must be:

 

  • Of size and material specified
  • Used by only one worker at a time
  • Free from any danger of chafing
  • Free from cuts, abrasions, and other defects
  • Long enough to reach the ground and knotted at the end to prevent lanyard from running off the lifeline