Regulation Personal Protective Equipment - Ppe-V And Change The Construction Worker Protection Ordinance

Original Language Title: Verordnung Persönliche Schutzausrüstung - PSA-V und Änderung der Bauarbeiterschutzverordnung

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77. Regulation of the Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, which enacted the Regulation on the protection of workers by personal protective equipment (Regulation Personal Protector Equipment-PSA-V) and the regulation on the protection of workers by personal protective equipment (Regulation on personal protective equipment) and the Construction Workers ' Protection Regulation is amended

Article 1

Regulation of the Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection on the Protection of Workers by Personal Protector Equipment (Regulation Personal Protections Equipment-PSA-V)

Due to § § 3 to 7, § § 12 to 15, § 17, § 65 (4) Z 1 to 3, § § 66, 69 f and § 72 paragraph 1 Z 5 of the Federal Law on Safety and Health at Work (Employees ' Protection Act-ASchG), BGBl. N ° 450/1994, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I No 71/2013, shall be arranged:

CONTENTS

1. Section: General provisions

§ 1.

Scope

§ 2.

Definitions

§ 3.

General obligations of employers

§ 4.

Job evaluation

§ 5.

Evaluation of personal protective equipment

§ 6.

Selection of personal protective equipment

§ 7.

Information and briefing

Section 2: Special provisions on personal protective equipment

§ 8.

Foot and leg protection

§ 9.

Head and neck protection

§ 10.

Eye and face protection

§ 11.

Hearing protection

§ 12.

Hand and arm protection

§ 13.

Skin protection

§ 14.

Personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning and sinking

§ 15.

Respiratory protection

§ 16.

Protective clothing

Section 3: transitional and final provisions

§ 17.

Transitional and final provisions

1. Section: General provisions

Scope

§ 1. (1) This Regulation shall apply to the employment of workers in workplaces, on construction sites and in the external employment offices.

(2) The provisions of this Regulation shall also apply to personal protective equipment which is to be made available under other workers ' protection rules.

Definitions

§ 2. (1) Personal protective equipment within the meaning of this Regulation shall be equipment and additional equipment, including skin protection, in the sense of Section 69 (1) of the ASchG, which shall apply to the placing on the market of the placing on the market, including harmonised standards of the EU.

(2) No personal protective equipment within the meaning of this Regulation shall be in particular:

1.

professional clothing and uniforms which are not specifically designed to protect the safety and health of the worker,

2.

equipment such as escape and rescue equipment,

3.

Protective equipment for public safety and regulatory services,

4.

Protective equipment in road transport, as far as these road traffic law provisions (such as the 1967 Motor Transport Act-KFG 1967, BGBl. No 267/1967),

5.

Work equipment for exercise,

6.

self-defence and deterrence;

7.

portable devices for the detection and signalling of risks and pollutants,

8.

Visual aids for screen workstations in the sense of the VDU-B-SV, BGBl. II No 124/1998, to the extent that the visual aid does not have an additional protective function.

(3) Professional persons within the meaning of this Regulation are members of the company or other persons who have the necessary professional knowledge and professional experience with regard to the respective personal protective equipment and supplementary equipment and offer the assurance of a conscientious execution of the work entrusted to them.

(4) Optical radiation in the sense of this Regulation is optical radiation in the sense of the Regulation optical radiation (VOPST), BGBl. II No 221/2010.

General obligations of employers

§ 3. (1) Employers must make available to workers at the place of danger personal protective equipment which complies with § § 69 and 70 ASchG and this Regulation if risks are not caused by collective technical protection measures or can be avoided or sufficiently limited by work organisation measures. If an employer has acquired personal protective equipment, which is identified in accordance with the legislation applicable to it, employers who have no other knowledge can assume that such personal protective equipment is Protective equipment complies with the legislation on safety and health requirements applicable to them.

(2) The employment of workers with activities in which one of the hazards referred to in the second section is or may occur is only permitted if appropriate personal protective equipment is used.

(3) The use of personal protective equipment by various persons shall be permitted only if this is provided in the second section, in the event of danger in delay or if unforeseeable, inexorable or short-term work to do so is permitted. and which is harmless to health and hygiene.

(4) Employers shall, if necessary, provide appropriate containers for storage (e.g. For safety goggles, respirator masks, hearing protectors) and storage areas.

(5) Repairs, replacement and maintenance measures may only be carried out to the extent permitted by the manufacturer or the placing on the market for the equipment concerned.

(6) Employers have to ensure that personal protective equipment, in which the protective effect is no longer given (for example due to damage or exceeding of expiry dates), is no longer used.

(7) Employers have to ensure that workers are provided with the personal protective equipment provided

1.

in exceptional exceptional circumstances, use only for the intended purposes and in accordance with instructions and operating instructions; and

2.

have been stored according to their instruction at the place provided for this purpose.

(8) Spatial demarcted areas in which personal protective equipment must be used shall be labelled accordingly. This does not apply if the danger exists only for a short time and persons at risk are referred to the danger in an otherwise appropriate manner.

(9) At the request of the employer/employer, employees have to prove the health requirements (§ 8 (3), § 9 (3), § 10 (3), § 11 (3)) in a suitable form.

Job evaluation

§ 4. (1) In the determination and assessment of the risks arising from the safety and health of workers in accordance with § 4 of the ASchG, employers shall also have the burdens and other effects on the use of personal data. To make protective equipment necessary, to take account of and to document according to § 5 of the German ASchG. Particular attention should be given to:

1.

The nature and extent of the risks in which personal protective equipment is required (2). Section),

2.

the conditions of use and environmental conditions to be carried out in the work to be carried out,

3.

the constitution of the workers required for the use of personal protective equipment.

(2) The workers employed on construction sites and external employment offices shall be subject to an excerpt of the contents of the safety and health protection document relating to the personal protective equipment in the work to be carried out. to be made available.

Evaluation of personal protective equipment

§ 5. (1) The evaluation in accordance with § 70 (5) and (6) of the ASchG has to take into account, on the basis of the results of § 4 (1), the specific conditions of use of personal protective equipment at the workplace, in particular:

1.

the intended use and service life of the equipment,

2.

the frequency and duration of workers ' exposure to the risks;

3.

the extent and nature of the danger,

4.

the specific characteristics of the workplace of each worker/worker who is referred to the personal protective equipment, the conditions in the workplace, the operations and the nature of the work;

5.

the wearing comfort and the performance characteristics of the personal protective equipment.

(2) In addition to the possible sources of danger and adverse effects which the personal protective equipment itself may present or may cause, the assessment shall also affect the impact of the wearing of the personal protective equipment on the workers. shall be taken into account, if necessary by restricting the duration of the carrying of activities.

(3) The evaluation shall establish whether the fall below the limit value or the exposure limit value, provided that such limit value is established, is ensured by the use of the personal protective equipment.

(4) The evaluation shall specify whether shorter intervals are necessary for the recurrent teachings of the workers and whether the training has to be carried out by training and, if necessary, by practical exercises.

Selection of personal protective equipment

§ 6. (1) The personal protective equipment must be selected on the basis of the results of § 4 (1) and § 5 in such a way that an impairment or strain on the carrier or a disability at work is kept as low as possible. .

(2) Employers may only provide such personal protective equipment, which has been determined as a whole on the basis of the results of the identification and assessment of the hazards and the evaluation. The selection of personal protective equipment shall, in accordance with the results of the evaluation, be carried out in coordination with the relevant working conditions and operations, as well as any other necessary other personal protective equipment, or Work clothes must be made.

(3) The employer/employer shall have knowledge which indicates that personal protective equipment does not comply with the legislation on safety and health requirements applicable to them, despite labelling; check immediately the identification and assessment of the risks and the evaluation of the personal protective equipment. If this review creates a risk for the workers who have to use this personal protective equipment, the employers shall take appropriate measures to protect the life and health of workers. If necessary, the activity must be terminated and the personal protective equipment must be excluded from further use.

(4) Knowledge within the meaning of paragraph 3 is obtained in particular on the basis of an accident, an accident, a suspicion of occupational disease, a work-related illness or on the basis of information from manufacturers, Security professionals, occupational health professionals, employees, auditors, accident insurance institutions, public authorities or other persons and entities.

(5) If various hazards necessitates the simultaneous use of several personal protective equipment (Section 70 (4) of the ASchG), these equipment must be coordinated with each other and must ensure their protective effect against the various hazards. shall be guaranteed.

(6) In the case of hazards arising from the exceedation of limit values of dangerous agents or exposure limit values in the event of physical agents, the protective effect of equipment must, in any case, be compared with that working substance or the physical physical agents. The effect of which the limit value is exceeded is reliably ensured.

(7) Due to the different dangers of conflicting requirements for the personal protective equipment, the equipment must ensure the necessary protective effect against the risks of the highest risk in any case. In order to protect against the remaining residual risk, the best possible personal protective equipment is to be provided. Those risks which cannot be completely eliminated are to be reduced by re-evaluating the remaining risk, while improving protection and working conditions by means of provisional measures. . Appropriate instructions are to be issued to the workers to protect against provisional additional risks (§ 7 Z 9 ASchG).

(8) (5) to (7) shall also apply in the case of use of only personal protective equipment in the presence of various hazards.

(9) In the selection of the personal protective equipment, those workers who have to use personal protective equipment shall be involved, at least in the extent provided for in Section 13 of the ASchG. If possible, carry out carrying tests with the security trusts prior to the selection of foot and leg protection, eye protection and face protection or hearing protection.

Information and briefing

§ 7. (1) Employers who have to use personal protective equipment shall have at least once a year prior to their initial use and thereafter, unless the second section determines otherwise, in accordance with § § 12 and 14 of the ASchG. to be verifiably informed about the personal protective equipment and to instruct them. The training must be carried out by training and, if necessary, practical exercises, if this is provided for in the second section or has been determined in accordance with § 5 (4) during the evaluation.

(2) The information referred to in paragraph 1 shall, at least, be included before the first use:

1.

Against which hazards the personal protective equipment made available protects the use of such protective equipment,

2.

the results of the identification and assessment of the hazards and the established risk prevention measures;

3.

the evaluation and selection of personal protective equipment,

4.

the safety and health risks associated with the non-use of personal protective equipment;

5.

The safety and health risks in the event of any further residual risks.

The recurrent information must include at least the contents of paragraphs 1, 4 and 5.

(3) If necessary, employees should also be included in the information provided in the immediate vicinity of areas in which personal protective equipment is to be used. This also applies to employees who have to cross such areas during their activities.

(4) The instruction referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least:

1.

The intended use, subject to the use of any restrictions on use,

2.

proper storage prior to its initial use,

3.

the proper storage between the individual uses and the storage places for personal protective equipment, where such storage places are fixed,

4.

cleaning and care,

5.

proper disposal,

6.

detection of damage and defects affecting the protective effect (visual inspection prior to use),

7.

Behavior-and procedural rules for damage and defects which have a negative effect on the protective effect,

8.

any other measures to be taken in respect of the safety and health of workers in the use of personal protective equipment at work.

(5) In the case of information and training (training, exercises), the information provided by the manufacturers and the placing on the market shall be taken into account.

(6) The user information shall be made available to the workers in a form which is comprehensible to them.

(7) Use of personal protective equipment on a regular basis (e.g. (b. weekly), in the evaluation of the workplace, by way of derogation from paragraph 1, for the recurrent information and instruction as well as for the exercises according to § 14 (6) and § 15 (7) Z 2, longer intervals, but not more than three years, can be determined, if effective protection of workers is achieved by means of measures provided for in the evaluation of the workplace. This shall not apply to Section 14 (5) Z 3.

Section 2: Special provisions on personal protective equipment

Foot and leg protection

§ 8. (1) Foot and leg protection is personal protective equipment for the protection of the limbs of the lower extremities from injury, damage caused by prolonged stress, other damaging effects and protection against slipping (e.g. Safety shoes, protective boots, cut-protection pants).

(2) Employers must provide foot or leg protection when one or more of the following risks (§ 4) exist for these workers:

1.

Mechanical hazards arising from objects, jamming, falling, falling or rolling objects, falling or kneeling in pointed or sharp objects, or through other contacts with pointed or sharp objects,

2.

thermal hazards due to contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cold cold), gases (convection heat), thermal radiation, flame effect, sparks or splashes of hot liquids,

3.

Hazards due to hazardous substances, such as chemical hazards due to solid, liquid or gaseous substances,

4.

Hazards caused by biological agents of group 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms,

5.

Dangers arising from ionizing or optical radiation,

6.

electrical hazards,

7.

Health risks for tissue or musculoskeletal system when working in a longer-lasting kneeling position,

8.

Hazards due to heat, cold, humidity, wetness or weather conditions

9.

Hazards caused by strong impurities,

10.

Danger of slipping on inclined or slippery surfaces.

(3) In the selection of a specific foot or leg protection, it is necessary to take into account in particular existing foot deformations or foot misalignments of the carriers as well as the consequences of diseases or injuries, which make a special adaptation of the foot- or leg protection.

(4) If the activity is associated with health hazards for the musculoskeletal system as a result of prolonged stress (e.g. For longer standing or walking, kneeling, prolonged manual handling of heavy or bulky loads), foot or leg protection is to be selected in such a way that the best possible protection against damage to the musculoskeletal system is ensured.

(5) In the use of foot or leg protection by workers, employers must ensure that any person at risk of foot or leg protection is available for use in sole use, provided that he/she is directly responsible for the use of foot or leg protection by workers. Body is worn, like shoes or trousers.

Head and neck protection

§ 9. (1) Head and neck protection is personal protective equipment for the protection of the head and neck, including the rear neck against injury and other damage.

(2) Employers must provide employees with head or neck protection if one or more of the following hazards (§ 4) exists for them:

1.

Mechanical hazards arising from objects falling down, bumping into objects, pendulating, falling or flying objects, being designed by moving or rotating parts of work equipment or other objects,

2.

thermal hazards due to contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cold cold), gases (convection heat), thermal radiation, flame effect, sparks or splashes of hot liquids,

3.

electrical hazards,

4.

Hazards due to heat, cold, wet or weather conditions,

5.

Hazards due to optical or ionizing radiation.

(3) In the selection of a specific head or neck protection, the particular characteristics of the carriers with regard to the head shape or the consequences of illness or injury must be taken into account, which may be adapted to the specific adaptation of the head or neck of the head or neck. Need to protect the naked body.

(4) Employers must ensure that the use of head or neck protection means:

1.

For each worker at risk, a head or neck protection must be available for use in all cases.

2.

Accessories may only be fitted or exchanged according to the manufacturer's specifications.

3.

For head or neck protection, paints, solvents, adhesives or self-adhesive labels may be applied only if the protective effect is not impaired. The manufacturer's information shall be taken into account.

4.

Protective helmets must be adjusted or adjusted in such a way that the helmet is prevented from falling off from the head during movements of the wearer/wearer. If necessary, protective helmets with chin belts shall be used. This also applies to kick-off caps.

Eye and face protection

§ 10. (1) Eye and face protection is personal protective equipment for the protection of the eyes and face from injury and other damage.

(2) Employers must provide the protection of workers ' eyes or face, if one or more of the following risks (§ 4) exist for them:

1.

Mechanical hazards due to foreign bodies and solids, such as dusts, chips, splinters or grains,

2.

Hazards due to optical radiation, light glare,

3.

Hazards due to hazardous substances, such as chemical hazards due to solid, liquid or gaseous substances,

4.

thermal hazards due to contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cold cold), gases (convection heat), thermal radiation, flame effect, sparks or splashes of hot liquids,

5.

Hazards caused by biological agents of group 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms,

6.

electrical hazards like arcs, flashes,

7.

Dangers arising from ionizing radiation.

(3) Employers must, in the selection of a specific eye or face protection, respect existing insecurity and other visual restrictions of the workers and, if necessary, identify security and safety and security measures. Ensure health protection markings and other vision requirements at work. If a worker uses an eye-sight on the basis of an incorrect or other visual impairment, the eye protection must be selected in such a way that the sight can be worn without impairment (e.g. B. Overgoggles). In the case of special visual requirements in the case of work operations to be carried out predominantly, an optically corrected eye protection is to be made available if necessary.

(4) In the use of eye or face protection by workers, employers have to ensure that for each person at risk/in an eye or face protection is available for the sole use of the person.

Hearing protection

§ 11. (1) Hearing protection is personal protective equipment to reduce and avoid exposure to noise on hearing.

(2) In the evaluation of hearing protection, attention shall be given in particular to the influences of the working environment, such as warning signals, information-based working noises, location of sound sources, voice communication, high temperatures, or dust.

(3) Employers must, in the selection of a specific hearing protection, have medical abnormalities (e.g. This is due to the fact that there is a risk of hearing loss or hearing loss of the workers, as well as hearing of signals. Hearing protection is to be selected in such a way that the power values provide the necessary protection, but, if possible, an acoustic insulation is avoided.

(4) Employers must, when using hearing protection by workers, ensure that there is sole use of hearing protection for each person at risk of hearing protection.

(5) The instruction (Section 7 (4)) shall also include in particular:

1.

Adjust and adjust as well as correct application of hearing protection,

2.

audibility of speech as well as warning and alarm signals,

3.

Output and availability of hearing protectors,

4.

Special characteristics in each case when the hearing protection is available.

Hand and arm protection

§ 12. (1) Hand and arm protection is personal protective equipment for the protection of the limbs of the upper extremities (hands, arms up to over the elbow) from injuries, before work-related skin damage and other damage (e.g. (b) vibration).

(2) Employers must provide employees with hand or arm protection, if one or more of the following hazards (§ 4) exists for these:

1.

Mechanical hazards due to cutting, sawing, knocking on objects, jamming, falling, falling or rolling objects, shocks, engaging in sharp or sharp objects or through other contacts with pointed or sharp edges objects or those with an abrasive effect,

2.

Hazards arising from health-related agents, such as chemical hazards arising from solid, liquid or gaseous substances, in particular skin-damaging or skin-common working materials,

3.

thermal hazards due to contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cold cold), gases (convection heat), thermal radiation, flame effect, sparks or splashes of hot liquids,

4.

Hazards caused by biological agents of group 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms,

5.

electrical hazards such as electric current, arcs,

6.

Hazards caused by vibration,

7.

Dangers arising from ionizing or optical radiation,

8.

Hazards caused by strong impurities,

9.

Hazards caused by exposure to heat, cold, moisture, wetness or weather conditions.

(3) In the case of the assessment of hand or arm protection, special attention should be given to:

1.

The necessary sense of touch and gripping capability,

2.

the required protective glove size and length of the tulip,

3.

the manufacturer's information on the protective effect, for example: B. in relation to certain chemicals,

4.

the breakthrough time for chemicals indicated by the manufacturers.

(4) Employers must ensure the following in the use of hand or arm protection by workers:

1.

For each worker at risk, hand or arm protection must be available for the sole use, with the exception of hand or arm protection against X-rays in the field of X-ray diagnostics.

2.

When using protective chemical gloves, the manufacturer's information on permeability, breakthrough time and material resistance must be adhered to.

3.

The use of hand or arm protection is not permissible if there is a risk of the use of the hands by moving or rotating parts of work equipment or other objects.

4.

Use of the skin remedies in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 (3).

5.

Non-wearing periods for regeneration should be provided.

(5) The instruction (Section 7 (4)) shall also include in particular:

1.

Correct application and removal of the hand or arm protection,

2.

allowed to wear, regular glove change,

3.

Free time for regeneration, measures between the carrying periods (e.g. B. appropriate alternation of activities with and without gloves),

4.

Prohibition of the use of gloves if there is a risk of the use of the hands by moving or rotating parts or other objects.

Skin protection

§ 13. (1) Skin protection is the systematic protection of the skin by external skin to be applied to the skin (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care) as personal protective equipment for protection against skin diseases and skin damage at work.

(2) Employers must provide the workers with the necessary skin resources for personal use in appropriate form and in accordance with the hygienic requirements, if one or more of the following hazards (§ 4):

1.

Hazards caused by health hazards, especially in direct contact,

2.

Hazards caused by biological agents of Group 2, 3 or 4, in particular in the case of direct contact,

3.

Hazards due to optical radiation,

4.

Hazards caused by exposure to moisture, wetness or weather conditions,

5.

Hazards caused by exposure to cold,

6.

Hazards caused by strong impurities,

7.

Health hazards due to longer-lasting wearing of protective gloves.

(3) Employers must, on the basis of the results of the identification and assessment of the risks, determine in writing, for the protection of the skin and in the use of hand or arm protection by workers on the basis of the results of the identification and assessment of the risks. Work processes and in which areas of work which skin agents (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care), and if hand or arm protection has been selected, which hand or arm protection is to be used, with the product names as well as Specify the type, time, and interval of the application.

(4) In the evaluation of skin agents for skin protection, the manufacturer's and the placing on the market must in particular be observed (e.g. (b) the protective effect against optical radiation, duration of protective action).

(5) The instruction (Section 7 (4)) shall also include in particular:

1.

Correct application of the skin agents,

2.

the provisions laid down in paragraph 3, in accordance with the skin risk.

Personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning and sinking

§ 14. (1) Personal protective equipment against crash (crash protection systems) is personal protective equipment for the protection of workers at a point of contact which either completely prevents a crash (restraint systems) or the workers to be found safe (collection systems). Personal protective equipment against drowning or sinking is personal protective equipment, which returns to the surface as quickly as possible the workers who have been stripped into a liquid and holds them in a position that is up to the rescue. Breathing allows (life jackets, life jackets, rescue combinations, swimming aids).

(2) Employers must provide personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning or sinking, if one or more of the following hazards (§ 4) exists for these workers:

1.

crash,

2.

Sinking,

3.

Drowning.

To the extent that any personal protective equipment provided against crashing is sufficient to protect against the risk of sinking or drowning, no specific personal protective equipment shall be used to prevent sinking or drowning. is required.

(3) In the definition of protective measures, the necessary mountain and rescue measures must also be taken into account.

(4) Employers must, in the use of personal protective equipment against crashes by workers, ensure the following in accordance with the manufacturer's or the placing on the market:

1.

Appropriate selection and anchorage shall ensure that an impact of the workers on the ground or on other obstacles is excluded.

2.

Personal protective equipment against crashes may only be used for the protection of persons, but not for other purposes, e.g. For example, as a stop means for loads, are used.

3.

Stop points for crash safety systems must be able to withstand the forces occurring in the event of a crash.

4.

Connecting means, movable guides as well as retractable connecting means of height-securing devices must not be guided without protection over sharp edges.

5.

When using high-altitude heaters in the horizontal direction, it is only possible to use devices which the manufacturer/s has provided for in relation to function in the case of horizontal pull-out and edge stress.

6.

Parts of different holding and/or Collection systems may only be combined with one another if the manufacturers or distributors have not ruled out this.

7.

Hedging equipment shall not be used for work on or above waters or other substances, where there is a risk of sinking.

8.

Parts of crash safety systems carried on the body (holding strap, harness) shall be made available to those workers for whom the security against crash is necessary for the sole use, if long-term The duration of the wear and the high bearing frequency are to be expected.

9.

Personal protective equipment against a crash, damaged or claimed by fall, must be removed from the use.

10.

In the event of a crash, appropriate measures shall be taken to ensure an immediate rescue.

11.

Connection means must not be fixed, shortened or extended by knots.

12.

Connection means with fall dampers must be struck in such a way that the function of the fall dampers is not impaired.

13.

Backups of carabiner hooks against unintentional opening must be used.

14.

The proper securing of the carabiner hooks against unintentional opening is to be checked at regular intervals.

(5) The instruction must be carried out by an expert person. The instruction (Section 7 (4)) has in particular also to include:

1.

Correct installation and deposition of personal protective equipment,

2.

proper anchoring of personal protective equipment against crashes,

3.

any necessary mountain and rescue operations.

(6) Exercises shall be carried out at least once a year on the right to set up and deposit personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning or sinking, as well as the carrying out of mountain and rescue operations. The exercises shall include all workers who have to use collection systems or personal protective equipment against drowning or sinking. These exercises must be planned and carried out by a person skilled in the field of crash prevention systems.

(7) crash prevention systems may only be used if the necessary tests have been carried out. The following shall apply to the testing of crash prevention systems:

1.

In accordance with the conditions of use and the operating conditions, items of the crash insurance system shall be examined as required, at least once a year, on their proper condition by a competent person.

2.

Fixed guides of climbing guards must be checked at regular intervals in accordance with the conditions of use and the operating conditions for their proper condition by an expert person.

3.

The results of the tests shall be recorded in test findings. The test report must include:

a)

audit date,

b)

the name and address of the examiner, the name of the test body, the signature of the examiner,

c)

Result of the examination,

d)

Information on the tests to be carried out on the basis of the test.

4.

The test findings must be kept by the employer until the personal protective equipment is separated.

Respiratory protection

§ 15. (1) Respiratory protection shall be used as personal protective equipment for the protection of wearer/wearer prior to inhalation of hazardous or biological substances from the ambient atmosphere or from oxygen deficiency at work.

(2) Employers must provide workers with respiratory protection if one or more of the following hazards (§ 4) for respiration exist for them:

1.

concentration of the health hazards or biological substances in the ambient atmosphere,

2.

Oxygen concentration below 15 volume percent in the ambient atmosphere.

(3) Respiratory protection should be selected in such a way that the inhalation of hazardous substances is minimised, at least to the extent that the limit values (MAK, TRK values, including short-term values or evaluation indices for substance mixtures) are minimised for the carriers are safely undershot.

(4) In the identification and assessment of the risks, the following influences shall be taken into account on the workers:

1.

physical strain,

2.

Duration of use per work,

3.

number of work assignments per working shift,

4.

the length of breaks between the working operations,

5.

Influences of the working environment such as air temperature, humidity, radiant heat.

(5) Employers must ensure the following when using respiratory protection equipment:

1.

In the case of long wearing time or high frequency of wear, there must be available for each person at risk/in breathing connections for the sole use. One-way filter masks (filtering respiratory connection) are always available for each person at risk of being used for the sole use, regardless of the length of the wearing or the trawling.

2.

In accordance with the results of the identification and assessment of the risks, the duration of the carrying and the number of work operations shall be limited if necessary. The necessary breaks for the recovery of workers must be granted between the working groups.

3.

Filter equipment for protection against harmful substances may only be used if the ambient atmosphere contains an oxygen concentration of at least 17 volume processes. The oxygen concentration must be measured prior to the use of filter devices. A measurement is not necessary if there is no doubt that the oxygen content of the air is higher than the stated value.

4.

In the case of unclear conditions of use as well as in small, narrow or poorly ventilated rooms and containers, filter devices may not be used. In such cases, suitable respiratory protection devices (insulating devices) independent of the ambient atmosphere shall be used.

5.

In case of emergencies such as exhaustion or shortness of breath, appropriate measures shall be taken to ensure immediate rescue.

(6) The instruction (Section 7 (4)) shall also include in particular:

1.

Operating conditions, handling and maintenance,

2.

Proper installation and removal of the breathing apparatus,

3.

functional control,

4.

the duration of the wearing,

5.

Behaviour in case of emergencies,

6.

any necessary measures between the carrying periods,

7.

Function of safety and warning devices.

(7) For the instruction on respiratory protection, the following shall apply:

1.

Employers have to ensure that the workers are trained in the installation and removal of the respiratory protection equipment and in the functional control.

2.

Exercises are to be carried out at intervals of not more than six months from the installation and deposition of respiratory protection devices. In the case of these exercises, the instruction on the function control must be repeated.

3.

The instruction and the training procedure for the use of insulating devices must be carried out by qualified persons. These are, in particular, persons or persons active in the mining and gas rescue system or in fire brigade schools, who are trained by manufacturers of respiratory protection equipment and are regularly trained (at least every five years).

(8) For the testing of respiratory protection equipment:

1.

Filter and isolation equipment shall be checked at least quarterly by expert persons on their proper condition and compliance with the protective function. This does not apply to original packed filter devices (including one-way filter masks).

2.

Filters and insulation equipment may only be used if the necessary tests have been carried out.

3.

The results of the tests shall be recorded in test findings. The test report must include:

a)

audit date,

b)

the name and address of the examiner, the name of the test body, the signature of the examiner,

c)

Result of the examination,

d)

Information on the test content of the test, in particular the manufacturer's specifications and the test standards.

4.

The test findings must be kept by the employer until the personal protective equipment is separated.

Protective clothing

§ 16. (1) Protective clothing is personal protective equipment for the protection of the body against injuries and other work-related damage as well as other harmful effects (e.g. B. Acid protective clothing, weatherproof clothing, cold protective clothing, warning clothing).

(2) Employers must make protective clothing available to workers if there are one or more of the following hazards (§ 4) for these workers:

1.

Mechanical hazards arising from stitches, cuts, shearers, dusts, grasping by moving or rotating parts or other objects, contact with cutting or sawing or other pointed or sharp objects,

2.

electrical hazards such as electric voltage and electrostatic charging,

3.

thermal hazards due to contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cold cold), gases (convection heat), thermal radiation, flame effect, sparks or splashes of hot liquids,

4.

Hazards arising from hazardous substances, such as chemical hazards arising from solid, liquid or gaseous substances, in particular in the case of contact with skin-damaging or skin-common working materials,

5.

Hazards caused by biological agents of group 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms,

6.

Hazards caused by strong impurities,

7.

Dangers arising from ionizing or optical radiation,

8.

the risk of bites or other injuries, in particular by animals,

9.

Hazards caused by exposure to heat, cold, humidity, wetness or weather conditions,

10.

Hazards in the case of work on public transport areas and in the area of internal road transport.

(3) In the identification and assessment of the risks, the following influences shall be taken into account on the workers:

1.

physical strain,

2.

Duration of use per work,

3.

number of work assignments per working shift,

4.

Length of pauses between the work inserts.

(4) Employers must ensure, when using protective clothing, that, in accordance with the outcome of the identification and assessment of the risks, the duration of the wear and the number of work assignments shall be limited if necessary. The necessary breaks for the recovery of workers must be granted between the working groups.

(5) The instruction (Section 7 (4)) shall also include in particular:

1.

Skin care instructions required for the skin,

2.

Proper installation and removal of protective clothing,

3.

the duration of the wearing,

4.

the necessary regeneration times and measures between the carrying periods,

5.

Required proper cleaning and disinfection.

Section 3: transitional and final provisions

§ 17. (1) Before the entry into force of this Regulation, by communication on the basis of the ASchG or the Workers ' Protection Act, BGBl. No 234/1972, prescriptions and obligations relating to personal protective equipment shall not be affected by this Regulation, provided that the personal protective equipment exceeds the modest advance or obligation imposed on the personal protective equipment. protection equipment shall be carried out in addition to the obligations laid down in this Regulation.

(2) In accordance with Section 125 (8) of the ASchG, it is established that, at the same time as this Regulation enters into force, the § § § 105, 108 (2) and 114 (4) (4) of the ASchG as federal law (§ § § 66 to 72), § 84 (4) and § 90 (2) to (4) of the General Act Employee protection regulation (AAV), BGBl. No 218/1983, as last amended by BGBl. II No 291/2011, except for the entry into force.

(3) Provisions relating to personal protective equipment in other workers ' protection provisions shall remain unaffected, provided that the provisions of this Regulation which go beyond that are additionally to be observed.

(4) The Regulation shall enter into force at the end of the month following the presentation of the Regulation.

Article 2

Amendment of the Construction Workers ' Protection Regulation (BauV)

The Bauarbeiterschutzverordnung (BauV), BGBl. No 340/1994, as last amended by the BGBl Regulation. II No 33/2012, shall be amended as follows:

1. In the table of contents, 3. Section on Personal protective equipment § § 23 to 30.

2. § 5 (2) is deleted.

3. § 7 (4) reads:

" The installation of crash insurance (§ 8) or protection facilities (§ 10) may be omitted if:

1.

which would be disproportionate to the effort required for the work to be carried out, and

2.

the workers are secured against a crash by means of appropriate personal protective equipment. "

4. In § 7 (5), the words "by Anseiling" replaced by the phrase "by appropriate personal protective equipment against crash" .

5. In § 6 para. 8 Z 2, first sentence, the word order shall be "appropriate safety harness" replaced by the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment to prevent crashing, drowning or sinking" and in the second sentence, the phrase "These safety tableware must" replaced by the phrase "Personal protective equipment shall be required"; Furthermore, in Z 5 the word sequence "on safety harness" replaced through the phrase "on personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning or sinking".

6. In Section 9 (4), the phrase "in accordance with § 30 safely inched" and in Section 70 (6) the phrase "in accordance with § 30 safely instigated" in each case replaced by the word sequence "secured by appropriate personal protective equipment against crash".

7. The following paragraph 6 is added to Article 17 (5):

"(6) The provisions of the Regulation on personal protective equipment (PSA-V) beyond the provisions of the BauV relating to personal protective equipment shall be additionally observed."

8. In § 22 (1), the sales denomination and the first sentence as well as the second sentence (2) to (6) shall be deleted; the § § 23 to 30 BauV shall also be deleted.

9. In § 34 (3), the third sentence is deleted; the second sentence reads as follows:

"Suitable skin agents (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care products) must be made available in ready-to-use form."

10. In § 85 (1) and (4) (1) (1), the parenthesis shall be "(safety harness)" replaced by the parenthesis "against crash" as well as in paragraph 3, the word "sucked" through the phrase "secured against crashing by means of appropriate personal protective equipment" .

11. In § 87 (1) the word "Anseiling" replaced by the phrase "Personal protective equipment against crash" as well as in paragraph 5, the phrase "sucked in with security crockery" and in paragraph 6, the word "sucked" in each case by the word sequence "secured by appropriate personal protective equipment against crash" .

12. In Section 89 (7), the word order shall be "to the Anseiling" replaced by the phrase "Personal protective equipment against crash".

13. § 90 (5) Z 4 reads:

" 4.

the protection of workers by means of crash-prevention systems as personal protective equipment when appropriate stopping points are available. "

14. In § 92 (5), first sentence, after the word "way" the phrase "by personal protective equipment against crash" inserted and in the last sentence the phrase "the seiling of workers" replaced by the phrase "the fixing of the personal protective equipment of the workers against crash" .

15. In § 95 (7), second sentence, the word order "in accordance with § 30 safely anseiling" replaced by the phrase "To secure against crash through personal protective equipment" .

16. In § 96, paragraph 8, last half sentence, the words "appropriate fine dust filter masks" replaced by the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection)" .

17. Section 106 (1) second sentence reads as follows:

" In addition, appropriate personal protective equipment must be used to protect against drowning (rescue, life jackets, rescue combinations, swimming aids) and rescue equipment such as rescue rings, ropes, throats or hooks, if necessary also Fishing nets or boats, provided. "

18. § 108 (4), first sentence reads:

"Safety posts and all employees in the area of track equipment shall bear appropriate personal protective equipment (in particular warning clothing)."

19. In § 109 para. 2, the word "Warning Clothing" replaced by the phrase "personal protective equipment (in particular warning clothing)" .

20. In Section 119 (3) (1) (1) the word "Safety boots" replaced by the words "Foot and leg protection" , in Z 2 the word "Protective suits" by the word "Protective Clothing" and in Z 4 the phrase "Protector Helmets with neck umbrella and face protection" through the phrase "Head and neck protection, eye protection and face protection" .

21. In Section 122 (2), the last half-sentence shall be after the following:

"The boarding may only take place with appropriate personal protective equipment (breathing protection, if necessary protective clothing)."

22. In § 122 (3), second sentence, the word "sucked" replaced by the phrase "secured by appropriate personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning and sinking" and in the third sentence, the word "sucked" replaced by the phrase "secured by personal protective equipment" .

23. In § 122 (4), first sentence, the word order shall be "to hurry up a safety harness like this" replaced by the phrase "to secure appropriate personal protective equipment against crashing, drowning or sinking in such a way" .

24. In § 122 (4), last sentence, the word "Seile" and in paragraph 5, the word "Anseiling" in each case replaced by the word sequence "appropriate personal protective equipment" .

25. In § 125 (2), first sentence, the word order shall be "Fine dust filter masks with a suitable particle filter" replaced by the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (breathing protection, protective gloves)" and in the last sentence the words "These filter masks" through the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection)" .

26. Section 125 (3) reads as follows:

"(3) In addition, the workers employed in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article shall be provided with warm running water and suitable skin agents (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care products) for cleaning."

27. Section 126 (3) reads as follows:

The workers employed in the jet work and workers exposed to the impact of the dust must be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection, protective clothing). "

28. In § 150, the word order is deleted "the protective equipment and" .

29. In Section 151 (1) and (2), the following shall be referred to: "Facilities" the supplement shall be replaced by the word "and" and shall be deleted after the word "Operating Medium" the phrase "and articles of personal protective equipment" .

30. According to the phrase, § 153 (1) "sanitary facilities" the dash and the phrase "the protective equipment" .

31. In § 154 (2), after the word "Dangers of infection" the supplement shall be replaced by the word "and" and shall be deleted after the word "Safeguard measures" the phrase "as well as the protective equipment to be carried out at best" .

32. In § 155 (2), the word order is deleted "Items of personal protective equipment," .

33. In § 156 (6) the word order is deleted "as well as objects of protective equipment" and shall be referred to in paragraph 7 (1) of the Supplement by the word "or" is replaced by the Z 2.

34. In § 159 (4) (4) (4), the quote shall be deleted "25 (5)" Velvet.

35. In § 164 BauV, the one with the sales designation shall be granted "(4)" Last paragraph referred to the sales designation "(9)" and shall be added to the following paragraph 10:

" (10) The table of contents for the 3. Section, § 6 para. 8, Z 2 and Z 5, § 7 para. 4 and 5, § 9 para. 4, § 17 para. 6, § 34 para. 3 second sentence, § 70 para. 6, § 85 para. 1, 3 and 4 Z 1, § 87 para. 1, 5 and 6, § 89 para. 7, § 90 para. 5 Z 4, § 92 para. 5, § 95 para. 7 second sentence, § 96 para. 8 last Half-sentence, § 106 (1), second sentence, § 108 (4) first sentence, § 109 para. 2, § 119 (3) Z 1, 2 and 4, § 122 (2) last sentence, para. 3 second and third sentence, para. 4 first and last sentence and paragraph 5, section 125 (2) first and last sentence, and Paragraph 3, § 126 (3), § 150, § 151 (1) and (2), § 153 (1), § 154 (2), § 155 (2), § 156 (6) and (7) (7) (1), § 159 (4) (4) and § 164 (9) of the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl). II No 77/2014, shall enter into force with the month following the adoption of the Regulation. Section 5 (2), section 22 (1), first sentence, as well as paragraph 2 to 6, § § 23 to 30, § 34 (3), third sentence, and § 156 (7) (2) (2), shall not be taken into account with the last month of the month of the event. "

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