Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Working Safely

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one method of controlling exposure to hazards. Before using PPE, assess risks and determine if the hazard can be eliminated or controlled through other measures. 

Please find the relevant information on PPE below. Note that clicking a link on this page will open the respective document in the existing tab.

Disclaimer: The following PPE information is not intended to protect against viruses or other infectious diseases. Information on COVID-19 precautions can be found on UWaterloo's official COVID-19 website.

Title Description Type
PPE Program PPE Program Manual for faculty, staff, students, visitors and volunteers. PDF
Eye and face protection UWaterloo's eye and face protection guideline. PDF
Foot protection UWaterloo's foot protection guideline. PDF
Hand protection UWaterloo's hand protection guideline. PDF
Head protection UWaterloo's head protection guideline. PDF
Hearing protection UWaterloo's hearing protection guideline. PDF
Respiratory Protection Program UWaterloo's Respiratory Protection Program and training information. webpage
Risk Assessment Program UWaterloo's Risk Assessment Program and training information. webpage
Working at Heights Program UWaterloo's Working at Heights Program and training information. webpage

More information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be found in the Safety Office.

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Bulletin Board Requirements

Bulletin boards

Posting of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) information is required under Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and fire regulations. Please find the informative signage below and put-up relevant information on your bulletin board. More Information about specific bulletin board requirements and how to obtain posters is available at the Safety Office.

The table below contains the relevant HSE signage for the department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.

Please note that clicking on one of the links below will open the poster in the existing window. 

Title Type Description Edition

WSIB - In Case of Injury at Work

Poster Staff and supervisor responsibilities in case of injury. 2002-01
WHMIS 2015 Program Manual Module WHMIS 2015 Training Manual for students and workers. 2021-01
Fire and Evacuation Emergency Procedure Poster What to do in case of fire. 2022-01
First Aid Emergency Procedures Poster What to do in case of injury and how to deliver first aid. 2015-07
Violent Situation Emergency Procedures Poster What to do in case of lockdown initiation. 2012-09
Slips and Falls Prevention Poster How to prevent slips and falls. 2016-10
Occupational Health and Safety Act Poster Poster UWaterloo's Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Policy #34 2012-11
Health & Safety at Work Poster Worker, employer, and supervisor responsibilities for prevention. 2012-06

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Slips and Falls