Obey the safety rules

Gratton, Dave
August 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p37
The article discusses rules for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as outlined in the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations in New Zealand. Employers are required to provide or make provision for all appropriate clothing and personal protective clothing, footwear and personal protective equipment to protect employees from harm due to any hazard in the workplace, and ensure it is used correctly. All workers engaged in forest operations shall wear footwear which gives support to ankles and has steel toe-caps complying with AS/NZS 2210 occupational protective footwear. Hearing protection shall be worn where noise levels are above, or likely to be above, 851 decibels.


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