State Board of Education | 10-214a-1 to 10-214a-3 - Use of Eye Protective Devices in Schools

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Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies TITLE 10. Education and Culture

Agency State Board of Education

Subject Use of Eye Protective Devices in Schools

Inclusive Sections §§ 10-214a-1—10-214a-3


Sec. 10-214a-1. Protective devices required Sec. 10-214a-2. Design and construction of device Sec. 10-214a-3. Duty of school governing board

Revised: 2015-3-6 R.C.S.A. §§ 10-214a-1—10-214a-3 - I -

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies TITLE 10. Education and Culture

State Board of Education §10-214a-1

Use of Eye Protective Devices in Schools

Sec. 10-214a-1. Protective devices required Any person who is working, teaching, observing, supervising, assisting in or engaging

in any work, activity or study in a public or private elementary or secondary school laboratory or workshop where the process used tends to damage the eyes or where protective devices can reduce the risk of injury to the eyes concomitant with such activity shall wear an eye protective device of industrial quality in the manner in which such device was intended to be worn. For the purposes of sections 10-214a-1 to 10-214a-3, inclusive, “workshop” and “laboratory” shall include any room or area used to teach or practice industrial arts, vocational and technical education, science, arts and crafts, or any similar skill, activity or subject. The following list of sources of danger to the eyes and the type of protection required to be worn in each case is exemplary, not exclusive:

Source of Danger to the Eyes Type of Protection Required (a) Caustic or explosive chemicals Clear goggles, splash proof (b) Explosives, solids or gases Clear goggles (c) Dust producing operations Clear goggles, splash proof (d) Electric arc welding Welding helmet (e) Oxy-acetylene welding Colored goggles or welding helmet (f) Hot liquids and gases Clear goggles, splash proof (g) Hot solids Clear or colored goggles, or spectacles (h) Molten metals Clear or colored goggles (i) Heat treatment or tempering of Clear or colored goggles metals (j) Glare operations Colored spectacles or goggles, or welding hel-

met (k) Shaping of solid materials; Chip- Clear goggles or spectacles ping, cutting, grinding, milling, saw- ing, stamping (l) Repairing or servicing of vehicles Clear goggles or spectacles when hazard is foreseeable (m) Spraying and dusting Clear goggles, splash proof (n) Other similar activity being con- Proper eye protective device ducted in the instructional program which risks damage to the eyes

(Effective January 9, 1968)

Revised: 2015-3-6 R.C.S.A. §§ 10-214a-1—10-214a-3 - 1 -

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies TITLE 10. Education and Culture

§10-214a-2 State Board of Education

Sec. 10-214a-2. Design and construction of device Any eye protective device used in such school workshops or laboratories shall be

designed and constructed to resist impact, provide protection against the particular hazard for which it is intended, fit snugly without interfering with the movements of the user and be durable, cleanable, and capable of frequent disinfection by the method prescribed for such device by the school medical adviser. All materials used in such eye protective devices shall be mechanically strong and lightweight, nonirritating to perspiring skin and capable of withstanding washing in detergents and warm water, rinsing to remove all traces of detergent and disinfection by methods prescribed by the school medical adviser without visible deterioration or discoloration. Metals used in such devices shall be inherently corrosion resistant. Plastics so used shall be nonflammable and shall not absorb more than five per cent of their weight in water. (Effective January 9, 1968)

Sec. 10-214a-3. Duty of school governing board The governing board or body of each public and private elementary and secondary school

in the state shall require the use of appropriate eye protective devices in each laboratory and workshop by any person in such areas during any activity risking damage to the eyes. Such boards shall enforce such rules and the regulations in sections 10-214a-1 to 10-214a- 3, inclusive, shall provide safety instructions in eye safety practices and the use of eye safety devices appropriate to the activity engaged in, and shall post warnings and instructions in laboratories and workshops which include the list of hazards and protection required set forth in section 10-214a-1. Such boards shall make and enforce rules for the maintenance of all eye protective devices in clean, safe condition and shall replace any such protector which becomes irritating to the skin. (Effective January 9, 1968)

R.C.S.A. §§ 10-214a-1—10-214a-3 Revised: 2015-3-6 - 2 -