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, of the regulation on the protection of workers with personal protective equipment (regulation personal protective equipment - PPE-V) adopted and the construction worker protection regulation is amended

Article 1

Ordinance of the Federal Minister for labour, Social Affairs and consumer protection, on the protection of workers with personal protective equipment (regulation personal protective equipment - PPE-V)

Due to the articles 3 to 7, sections 12 to 15, § 17, section 65 paragraph 4 Nos. 1 to 3, §§ 66, 69 f and article 72, paragraph 1 Z 5 of the Federal law on safety and health at work (employee - after), Federal Law Gazette No. 450/1994, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 71/2013, is prescribed:

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1 section: General provisions § 1 scope § 2 definitions § 3. General obligations of the employer § 4. workplace evaluation § 5 assessment of personal protective equipment § 6 selection of personal protective equipment § 7 information and instruction 2. section: special provisions concerning 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 falls from a , Drowning and sinking § 15 respiratory protection section 16 3. protective clothing section: transitional and final provisions article 17 transitional and final provisions 1 section: General provisions

Scope

1. (1) this Regulation applies to the employment of workers in workplaces, on construction sites and foreign jobs.

(2) the provisions of this regulation also apply to personal protective equipment, which must make with other occupational safety regulations available.

Definitions

2. (1) equipment and ancillary equipment including skin protection are personal protective equipment in the sense of this regulation in the sense of § 69 paragraph 1 after in provider regulations including harmonised standards the EU subject to.

(2) no personal protective equipment in the sense of this Regulation include:



1 working clothes and uniforms not specifically serving the protection of safety and health of the worker / employee, 2. equipment such as escape and rescue facilities, 3. protective equipment for public safety and order services, 4. protective equipment in road transport, as far as for those technical provisions (such as the motor vehicles Act 1967 - KFG 1967, BGBl. No. 267/1967) apply 5. work equipment for the pursuit of sport, 6 self-defense and deterrent, 7 portable equipment for the detection and signalling risks and pollutants , 8 Visual AIDS on workstations in the sense of the screen work regulation - B-SV, Federal Law Gazette II No. 124/1998, as far as no additional protective function comes to the glasses.

(3) experts in the sense of this regulation are members or other persons who possess the necessary professional knowledge and experience with regard to the relevant personal protective equipment and additional equipment and provide the guarantee of a conscientious implementation of the work entrusted to them.

(4) optical radiation in the sense of this regulation is optical radiation in the sense of the regulation of optical radiation (VOPST), Federal Law Gazette II No. 221/2010.

General obligations of the employer

3. (1) employers need workers at the place of danger personal protective equipment available to that the § § corresponds to 69 and 70 after and this regulation, when threats by collective technical protection measures or work organisational measures avoided or adequately reduced can be. Is acquired by an employer that provides personal protective equipment that is marked according to the applicable legislation, employers who have no other evidence, can assume that these personal protective equipment complies with the applicable legislation on safety and health requirements.

(2) the employment of workers with activities, where one of the risks listed in the 2nd section is or can occur, is allowed only when using appropriate personal protective equipment.

(3) the use of personal protective equipment by different persons is permitted only if either provided in the section 2, in imminent danger or if unpredictable, so require urgent work to be done in the short term and this is harmless to health and hygienically safe.

(4) an employer have to create, if necessary, appropriate containers for the storage to be (E.g. for safety glasses, respirators, hearing protection) and storage bins.

(5) repair, replacement and maintenance may be carried only to the extent which is approved by the Hersteller/innen or in traffic bringerinnen for the relevant equipment.

(6) an employer must ensure that personal protective equipment, the protection is no longer available (as on account of damage or exceeding expiration dates), is no longer used.

(7) an employer must ensure that workers the personal protective equipment provided



1 2. after use according to their instruction on the space provided store and except in very exceptional cases use only for intended purposes and in accordance with the instructions and manuals.

(8) spatially defined areas in which personal protective equipment is to use are to be marked accordingly. This does not apply if the danger only for a short time and vulnerable persons in otherwise appropriately be pointed out the danger.

(9) upon request of the employer / the employer, workers have to prove the health requirements (§ 8 para 3, § 9 para 3, § 10 par. 3, article 11, para. 3) in an appropriate form.

Workplace evaluation

§ 4 (1) employers have after the identification and assessment of risks for the safety and health of workers in accordance with § 4 the strains and other agents which require the use of personal protective equipment, to consider and document after according to § 5. Are particularly taken into account:



1. type and extent of hazards where personal protective equipment is required (section 2), 2nd in the operation about to be undertaken given operational and environmental conditions, 3. the of workers Constitution required for the use of personal protective equipment.

(2) the workers employed on construction sites and foreign jobs is an excerpt of the content related to the personal protective equipment of the safety and health document to the extent necessary for the tasks to be undertaken to provide.

Assessment of personal protective equipment

5. (1) the evaluation pursuant to § 70 para 5 and 6 after has to take into account the specific conditions of use of the personal protective equipment at the workplace, based on the results of § 4 para 1 in particular



1. the intended usage and period of use of equipment, 2. frequency and duration of exposure of workers to the dangers, 3. extent and nature of the hazard, 4. the specifics of the work center worker/workers assigned to each on the personal protective equipment, the conditions at the workplace, the operations and the type of activity, 5. comfort and performance characteristics of personal protective equipment.

(2) is in addition to the potential sources of danger and impairments, which can represent the PPE itself or cause, accordingly to take into account the effect of wearing of the personal protective equipment to workers, if necessary, by restricting the wearing time with change of activity.

(3) in the case of the assessment is to determine whether is below the limit value or exposure limit, if one is set, use the personal protective equipment to ensure.

(4) in the case of the assessment is to determine whether shorter intervals for recurring teachings of workers are needed and whether the instruction to be has through training courses and, if necessary, through practical exercises.

Selection of personal protective equipment

6. (1) the personal protective equipment must be selected of § 4 para 1 and article 5 so on the basis of the results, that deterioration or load of the carrier / the wearer or a disability at work is kept as low as possible.


(2) an employer may not make available only such personal protective equipment, which has been set on the basis of the results of the investigation and assessment of hazards and the assessment as a total. The selection of personal protective equipment has to be carried out according to the results of the evaluation in accordance with the respective working conditions and operations as well as any additionally required other protective equipment or work clothes.

(3) has findings that suggest that personal protective equipment is not complies with the applicable legislation on safety and health requirements despite marking / the employer, are immediately to review the determination and assessment of hazards and the assessment of personal protective equipment. This check results in a danger to the employee who must use these personal protective equipment, the employer have to take appropriate measures to protect of the life and health of the workers. If necessary, is to end the occupation and to exclude the personal protective equipment by subsequent use.

(4) evidence in the sense of paragraph 3 be obtained in particular due to an accident, an by Nahe accident, a suspected occupational diseases, work-related illness or on the basis of information provided by Hersteller/innen, security professionals, work doctors, workers, supervisors, accident insurance institutions, authorities or other persons and institutions.

(5) different threats require the simultaneous use of multiple personal protective equipment (section 70 para 4 after), these equipments need each other to vote and must be securely guaranteed their protection against the various hazards.

(6) in the case of dangers as a result of exceeding limits of hazardous agents or exposure limit values for physical agents protection equipment which / whose limit is exceeded, must ensure anyway, certainly compared to that agent or that physical effect.

(7) opponent on the personal protective equipment requirements due to the various dangers each other the equipment must guarantee anyway, sure the required protection against the dangers at highest risk. The best personal protective equipment available to make is to protect against the remaining residual risk. Those danger moments that not fully can be switched off this are to reduce by the remaining risk is evaluated newly, there is an improvement of protection and working conditions through provisional measures to strive for. The worker appropriate instructions to guard against provisionally existing further dangers are to grant (§ 7 Z 9 after).

(8) section 5 to 7 applies even when using only a personal protective equipment in the presence of various dangers.

(9) in the selection of personal protective equipment are those workers who have to use personal protective equipment, at least in § 13 intended extent to take part after. Possible carrying experiments with the safety supervisor carry out prior to the selection of foot and leg protection, eye and face protection or ear protection.

Information and instruction

Employers have 7. (1) workers who need to use personal protective equipment, before the first use and thereafter, unless the section 2 States otherwise, in accordance with § at least once a year has been proven about the personal protective equipment to inform § 12 and 14 after and instruct. The instruction has by training and, where necessary, practical exercises to take place if this is intended in the 2nd section or established pursuant to § 5 para 4 when evaluating.

(2) the information referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least before the first use:



1. against which risks protects the personal protective equipment provided for appropriate use, 2. the results of the identification and assessment of risks and the specific risk prevention measures, 3. the evaluation and selection of personal protective equipment, 4. safety and health hazards when not using personal protective equipment, 5. the safety and health risks at any continuing residual risks.

The recurring information must include at least the content of paragraphs 1, 4 and 5.

(3) if necessary, also an employee in the information are to be included, which operate in close proximity to areas, where personal protective equipment to use is. This also applies to workers who must pass through such areas in its action.

(4) the training referred to in paragraph 1 shall at least include:



1. the intended use in compliance with any restrictions of use, 2. proper storage prior to first use, 3. proper storage between individual uses, as well as the storage places for personal protective equipment, if they are set, 4. cleaning and care, 5 observed damage affecting proper disposal, 6 damage affecting the recognition of the protective effect and defects (Visual inspection before use), 7 behavioural and procedural rules for the protective effect and defects , 8 all other measures to be taken for the safety and health of workers in the use of personal protective equipment at work.

(5) for information and instruction (training, exercises), the information in the Hersteller/innen and in traffic bringerinnen must be considered.

(6) the user information is to provide the workers in a form understandable to them.

(7) an employee use the personal protective equipment regularly (such as weekly), so Z settable in evaluating workplace by way of derogation from paragraph 1 for recurring information and instruction, as well as for the exercises, according to § 14 paragraph 6 and section 15 paragraph 7 2 longer intervals, maximum but three years, if effective protection of workers is achieved by the measures provided for in the workplace evaluation. This does not apply to § 14 para 5 Z 3.

2 part: Special provisions concerning personal protective equipment

Foot and leg protection

8. (1) foot - and leg protection is personal protective equipment to protect of the limbs of the lower limbs from injury, against damage caused by prolonged stress, against other damaging effects and to prevent slipping (E.g. safety shoes, safety boots, chainsaw protective trousers).

(2) an employer must provide workers foot or leg protection, if there are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4) for this:



1. mechanical hazards of poking at objects, crushing, falling over, falling or rolling objects, enter into or knees in pointed or sharp objects or through other contacts with pointed or sharp objects, 2 thermal hazards resulting from contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cooling), gases (convection), radiant heat, flame effect, spark or splashing hot liquids, 3. dangers of hazardous materials, such as chemical hazards by rigid , liquid or gaseous substances, 4. dangers of biological agents in groups 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms, 5. hazards 6 electrical hazards, 7 optical or ionizing radiation, health hazards for tissue or muscle-skeletal system work in prolonged kneeling posture, 8 hazards of heat, cold, moisture, dampness or weather, 9 hazards resulting strong contamination, 10 danger of slipping on inclined or slippery surfaces.

(3) when selecting a particular foot - and leg protection in particular existing foot deformities or foot deformities of Government as well as the consequences of diseases or injuries are to be considered, which require a special adaptation of the foot or leg protection.

(4) the activity with health hazards for the muscular-skeletal system is connected as a result of prolonged stress (such as prolonged standing or walking, knees, prolonged manual handling of heavy or bulky loads) is to choose foot or leg protection so that the best possible protection against injuries of the musculo-skeletal disorders is guaranteed.

(5) employers have to ensure that for each vulnerable / n worker a foot or leg protection is for the sole use of available, unless it is worn directly on the body, such as shoes or pants when using foot or leg protection by workers.

Head and neck protection

§ 9 (1) is head and neck protection personal protective equipment to protect of the head and neck including the rear neck against injuries and other damage.

(2) an employer must provide workers head or neck protection, if there are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4) for this:



1.

Mechanical hazards of falling objects, poking at objects, swinging, falling over or thrown objects, statement by moving or rotating parts of work equipment or other items, 2 thermal hazards resulting from contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cooling), gases (convection), radiant heat, flame effect, sparks or splashing hot liquids, 3 electrical hazards, 4. hazards of heat, cold, dampness or weather, 5 optical or ionizing radiation hazards.

(3) when selecting a particular headache or neck protection, in particular existing special features of Government regarding head shape or consequences of sickness or injury are to take into account, that require a particular conformation of the head or neck.

(4) an employer must ensure that the use of head or neck protection:



1 for each vulnerable / n worker must be a head or neck protection to the sole use.

2. accessories may be attached only in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions or exchanged.

3 on head or neck protection paints, solvents, adhesives or self-adhesive labels must be applied only, if the protective effect is not affected. Here are the manufacturer's instructions into account.

4. protective helmets must be adjusted or set prevents a falling off of the helmet from the head movements of the carrier / wearer. If necessary, protective helmets with Chin straps must be used. This also applies to kick-off caps.

Eye and face protection

§ 10 (1) is for eye and face protection personal protective equipment to protect of the eyes and face before injuries and other damage.

(2) an employer must provide workers eye or face protection, if there are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4) for this:



1. mechanical hazards of foreign matter and solids, such as dusts, chips, fragments or grains, 2. dangers of hazardous agents, such as chemical hazards of solid, liquid or gaseous substances, 4. thermal hazards by contact with hot hazards of optical radiation, light glare, 3rd or cold surfaces, or media (contact heat, cooling), gases (convection), heat radiation, flame effect, spark or splashing hot liquids, 5th Group 2 biological agents hazards , 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms, 6 electrical hazards such as arcs, connection wires, 7 hazards of ionizing radiation.

(3) an employer must when selecting a certain eye or face protection adherence to existing vision defects and other vision limitations of workers and, where necessary, ensure the recognition of safety and health protection labelling and other Visual requirements at work. If a / e employee due to a defective vision or other Visual constraint uses a visual appeal, must the eye protection are selected so that the Visual remedy without compromising can be worn (such as excess glasses). Optically-corrected eye protection to provide is, if necessary, with special visual needs mostly perform work operations.

(4) employers have to ensure that for each vulnerable / n worker an eye or face protection is for the sole use in the use of eye or face protection by workers.

Hearing protection

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

(2) in the assessment of hearing protection, in particular the impact of the work environment, such as warning signs, information-rich sounds of work, localization of sound sources, be noted voice communication, high temperatures or dust.

(3) an employer must consider when choosing a particular hearing protection existing medical abnormalities (such as ear canal irritation) and existing hearing loss of workers, as well as listening to signals. Hearing protection is to select the performance values provide the required protection, but an acoustic isolation is avoided whenever possible.

(4) an employer must of ear protection ensure when using by workers that for each endangered / n workers a hearing protection to the sole use.

(5) the instruction (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1 customize and adjust and correct use of hearing protectors, 2. audibility of language and the warning and alarm signals, 3rd Edition and availability of hearing protectors, 4. each special features in making available of different hearing protectors.

Hand and arm protection

Section 12 (1) is hand and arm protection personal protective equipment to protect of the limbs of the upper extremities (hands, arms above the elbows) before injuries, work-related skin damage and other damage (E.g. due to vibration).

(2) an employer must provide workers hand or arm protection, if there are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4) for this:



1 mechanical hazards of cutting, sawing, poking at objects, crushing, falling over, falling or rolling objects, bumps, reaching in pointed or sharp objects or through other contacts with pointed or sharp objects or those with abrasive effect, 2. dangers of hazardous materials, such as chemical hazards by rigid liquid or gaseous substances, particularly harmful to skin or skin common agents, 3. thermal hazards by contact with hot or cold surfaces or media (contact heat , cooling), gases (convection), heat radiation, flame effect, spark or splashing hot liquids, 4. dangers of biological agents of groups 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms, 5. electrical hazards like electric current, electric arcs, 6 hazards due to vibration, 7 optical or ionizing radiation, 8 hazards hazards resulting strong contamination, 9 hazards resulting from exposure to heat, cold, moisture, dampness or weather conditions.

(3) in the assessment of hand or arm protection are particularly important:



1 the required feel and gripping ability, 2. the required size of protective glove and cuff length, 3. manufacturer's instructions for the protective effect of such as to certain chemicals, 4. the breakthrough time specified by the Hersteller/innen to chemicals.

(4) an employer shall ensure the following when using hand or arm protection of workers:



1 for each vulnerable / n workers must hand or arm protection to the sole use are, except hand or arm protection against X-ray radiation in X-ray Diagnostics.

2. when using chemical protective gloves are the manufacturer's instructions about permeability, to comply with breakthrough time and material resistance.

3. using a hand or arm protection is not allowed if there is a risk of Erfasstwerdens of the hands due to moving or rotating parts of work equipment or other objects.

4. application of the Hautmittel according to the specifications in accordance with § 13 para 3.

5. carrying free are times for regeneration to provide.

(5) the instruction (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1 real and dropping of the hand or arm protection, 2. maximum wearing time, regular changing of gloves, 3. wear-free time for regeneration, measures between the wearing period (e.g. B. of suitable exchange activities with and without gloves), 4. prohibition on the use of gloves, if there is a risk of Erfasstwerdens of the hands due to moving or rotating parts or other items.

Skin protection

Section 13 (1) is skin protection the systematic protection of the skin due to transferring externally on the skin Hautmittel (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care) personal protective equipment to protect against skin damage and skin diseases at work.

(2) an employer must make for personal use available the necessary Hautmittel in suitable and hygienic requirements of appropriate form the workers if there are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4):



1 driven by hazardous substances, in particular in case of direct contact, 2. hazards biological agent of Group 2, 3 or 4, in particular in case of direct contact, 3. hazards of optical radiation, 4. hazards by exposure to moisture, dampness or weather, 5. hazards by exposure to cold, 6 strong contamination, 7 health hazards through prolonged wearing of protective gloves.


(3) an employer must for skin protection, what operational processes and work areas, as well as the use by hand or arm protection through workers set in writing based on the results of the investigation and assessment of the dangers which Hautmittel (skin protection, skin cleansing, skin care), as well as if hand or arm protection was selected which to apply hand or arm protection shall, where the product name and information about art , Times and interval of the application are to be specified.

(4) in the assessment of skin products for skin protection are in particular the manufacturer - and in transport provider information note (such as on the protection of against optical radiation, duration of protection effect).

(5) the instruction (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1. proper application of Hautmittel, 2. the definitions referred to in paragraph 3 in accordance with the skin exposure.

Personal protective equipment against fall, drowning and sinking

14. (1) personal protective equipment against falls (fall arrest systems) is personal protective equipment to safeguard worker to an anchorage point, which either prevents a crash (System) or safely absorbs the worker (fall arrest systems). Personal protective equipment against drowning or sinking is personal protective equipment, which brings back fallen workers as quickly as possible to the surface in a fluid and keeps in a position which allows breathing to the rescue (life vests, life jackets, rescue combinations, buoyancy AIDS).

(2) an employer must provide personal protective equipment against fall, drowning or sinking worker, if these are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4):



1 crash, 2. sinking, 3. drowning.

As far as protecting provided personal protective equipment against falls sufficiently against the danger of sinking or drowning, no specific personal protective equipment against sinking or drowning is additionally required.

(3) in the case of laying down protection measures are also required mountains and rescue measures into account.

(4) an employer shall ensure the use of personal protective equipment against falls by workers with manufacturer or in traffic provider regulations the following in accordance:



1. through appropriate selection and anchor, is to ensure that the workers on the floor or on other obstacles preventing them is excluded.

2. personal protective equipment against falls from a may be used only to safeguard people, but not for other purposes, such as slings for loads.

3. attachment points for fall arrest systems must able to withstand the forces in the event of a crash.

4. lanyard, mobile guides, as well as retractable lanyard height safety devices is not unprotected allowed over sharp edges.

5. only such devices may be used with use of height safety devices in the horizontal direction envisioned the / Hersteller/in to function under horizontal extension and edge conditions for this.

6 parts of various restraint or fall arrest systems may be combined only if the Hersteller/innen or in traffic bringerinnen have not excluded this.

7 height safety devices are not allowed to work on or over water or other substances, when there is a danger of sinking.

8. parts of crash-protection systems, which are worn on the body (tether, harness), are those workers for the protection against crash is required to provide, if long-term wearing time and high carrying frequencies are to be expected for the sole use.

9 damaged or stressed by fall personal protective equipment against falls are to avoid using.

10. in the event of a crash is an immediate rescue to ensure through appropriate measures.

11 lanyard may be fixed not by knotting, shortened or extended.

12 lanyard must be attached with shock absorbers that the function of the absorber is not affected.

13 backups by snap hooks to prevent accidental opening must be used.

14 the proper backup of snap hooks to prevent accidental opening must be checked at regular intervals.

(5) the training must be made by a competent person. Training (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1. real and drop the personal protective equipment, 2. proper anchoring of personal protective equipment against crash, 3. only required mountains and rescue measures.

(6) over the right - in and storing personal protective equipment against fall, drowning or sinking and the conduct of mountains - and rescue exercises to keep off are at least once a year. In the exercises, all workers are to be included, which must use fall arrest systems or personal protective equipment against drowning or sinking. These exercises must be planned by a person skilled for fall arrest systems and carried out.

(7) fall arrest systems may be used only if the necessary tests were performed. Applies for the examination of crash-protection systems:



1. items of the fall arrest system must be checked at least once a year, according to the conditions of use and the operating conditions as needed, to its proper state by a competent person.

2. fixed guides of climbing protection equipment must be checked by a competent person according to the conditions of use and the operating conditions at regular intervals to its proper state.

3. the results of the tests have to be recorded in test reports. The test report must include: a) test date, b) name and address of the auditor / auditor, name of the testing laboratory, signature of the auditor the Auditor, c) results of the audit, d) information about assessing underlying specific test content.

4. the test results are to be kept by the employer until the departure of the personal protective equipment.

Respiratory protection

Section 15 (1) respiratory protection are respiratory personal protective equipment to protect the carrier / wearer against the inhalation of harmful or biological substances from the atmosphere or from lack of oxygen while working.

(2) an employer must provide respiratory protection worker, if these are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4) for breathing:



1. concentration of substances damaging to health or biological substances in the ambient atmosphere, 2. oxygen concentration below 15 percent in the surrounding atmosphere.

(3) respiratory protection is to select, minimize the inhalational exposure to hazardous substances at least as much is that sure are below the thresholds (MAK, TRK values, including short-term value or assessment index for mixtures) for the Government.

(4) for the determination and assessment of risks, following influences on the workers are taken into account:



1. physical strain, 2. wearing time per work, 3 number of jobs per shift, 4. length of breaks between the applications, 5. influences of working environment such as air temperature, humidity, radiant heat.

(5) an employer must ensure that the use of respiratory protection devices:



1 long wearing time or high frequency of carrying explosive / n must be for each worker facepieces to the sole use. Disposable filter masks (filtering facepiece) are independently from the period of wearing or carrying frequency always each worker the sole use for endangered / n.

2. According to the result of the determination and assessment of risks are, if necessary, the wear of time and the number of applications to limit. Between the applications you are for the rest of the workers to give required breaks.

3. apparatus may only be used to protect against pollutants if the ambient atmosphere contains an oxygen concentration of at least 17 percent. The use of filter appliances is to measure the oxygen concentration. A measurement is not required, if beyond any doubt is established that the oxygen content of the air above the stated value.

4. in dark conditions, small, narrow or poorly ventilated and containers filter devices are not allowed. In such cases are suitable to use independent respirators (insulating devices) from the ambient atmosphere.

5. for emergencies such as fatigue or shortness of breath is an immediate rescue to ensure through appropriate measures.

(6) the instruction (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1. conditions of use, handling and maintenance, 2. real and drop the respiratory protective devices, 3. function control, 4. duration of wearing, 5. behaviour in case of emergency, 6.

any necessary measures between the periods of carrying, 7 function of safety and warning devices.

(7) training on respiratory protection applies:



1 an employer must ensure that workers in the arrival and drop the respiratory protective devices and controlling function are trained.

2. about the arrival and storing respirators are exercises in intervals of up to six months. In these exercises, repeat the instruction about the function control.

3. instruction and practice implementation has to be carried out by competent persons for the use of insulating equipment. That by Hersteller/innen of respirators are particularly in the Grubenrettungs - and gas emergency services or persons working in fire schools or persons trained and regularly (at least once every five years) to be trained.

(8) for the testing of respirators is:



1 filters and insulation devices are at least quarterly by qualified personnel to their proper condition and compliance with the protection function to check. This does not apply to its original packaging apparatus (including single-use filter masks).

2. filters and insulation devices may be used only if the necessary tests were performed.

3. the results of the tests have to be recorded in test reports. The test report must include: a) test date, b) name and address of the auditor / auditor, name of the testing laboratory, signature of the auditor the Auditor, c) result of the audit, d) information about assessing underlying the test content, in particular manufacturer's specifications and testing standards.

4. the test results are to be kept by the employer until the departure of the personal protective equipment.

Protective clothing

Section 16 (1) protective clothing is personal protective equipment to protect of the body from injuries and other work-related injuries, as well as other harmful effects (such as acid protective clothing, weather protection clothing, cold protective clothing, warning clothes).

(2) an employer must provide protective clothing worker, if these are one or more of the following dangers (§ 4):



1 mechanical hazards of stings, cuts, chafing, dusts, investments by moving or rotating parts or other items, tips contact cutting or sawing or thermal hazards by contact with hot electrical hazards such as electrical voltage and electrostatic charge, 3. sharp objects, 2 or cold surfaces or media (contact heat, cooling), gases (convection), radiant heat, flame effect, spark or splashing hot liquids, 4. hazards of harmful substances , such as chemical hazards of solid, liquid or gaseous substances, in particular when in contact with damaged skin or skin common agents, 5. dangers of biological agents of in Group 2, 3 or 4, such as bacteria, viruses or other micro-organisms, 6 dangers due to strong pollution, 7 hazards optical or ionizing radiation, 8 risk of bites or other injury in particular through animals, 9 hazards resulting from exposure to heat , Cold, moisture, dampness or weather, 10 dangers when working on public traffic areas and in the area of internal driving traffic.

(3) for the determination and assessment of risks, following influences on the workers are taken into account:



1. physical strain, 2. wearing time per work usage, 3 number of jobs per shift, 4. length of breaks between the applications.

(4) an employer must ensure the use of protective clothing, that according to the result of the determination and assessment of risks, if necessary, the wear of time and the number of jobs are limited. Between the applications you are for the rest of the workers to give required breaks.

(5) the instruction (§ 7 para 4) shall include in particular:



1 any required care for the skin, 2. proper arrival and discarding of protective clothing, 3. duration of wearing, 4. any required regeneration times and measures between the periods of carrying, 5. any required proper cleaning and disinfection.

3 section: Transitional and final provisions

17. (1) before entry into force of this regulation by notice as a result of the after or of the worker protection act, Federal Law Gazette No. 234/1972, had provisions and regulations relating to personal protective equipment this regulation not be touched with the proviso that in addition to perceive beyond, related to the personal protective equipment requirements under this regulation are moderate decision notices of payment due or Edition.

(2) pursuant to article 125, paragraph 8 after stating that simultaneously with the entry into force of this Regulation pursuant to sections 105, 108 paragraph of 2 and 114 par. 4 Z as federal law applicable 7 after §§ 66 to 72, section 84, paragraph 4, and article 90 paragraph 2 to 4 of General worker protection Regulation (AAV), Federal Law Gazette No. 218/1983, last amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 291/2011, override become.

(3) provisions relating to personal protective equipment in other employment protection legislation remain unaffected with the proviso that the further provisions of this regulation are also to be observed.

(4) the regulation shall enter into force the first month following the announcement.

Article 2

Change the construction worker protection Ordinance (BauV)

The construction worker protection Ordinance (BauV), Federal Law Gazette No. 340/1994, as last amended by the regulation Federal Law Gazette II No. 33/2012, is amended as follows:

1. in the table of contents, sections 23 to 30 accounts for the 3rd section on personal protective equipment.

2. paragraph 2 deleted § 5.

3. paragraph 7 subsection 4:



"The use of fall protection (article 8) or protection facilities (section 10) can be omitted, if"



1.



the effort required for that purpose disproportionate compared to the expenses for the activity to be undertaken is high and





2.



the workers by means of appropriate personal protective equipment against falls from are protected."



4. in article 7, par. 5, the words 'by ropes"be replaced by the phrase"through appropriate personal protective equipment against falls from".

5. in article 6, paragraph 8, Z 2 first sentence is that phrase "suitable safety harnesses"replaced by the phrase "must suitable personal protective equipment against fall, drowning or sinking" and in the second sentence the phrase "these safety harnesses must" replaced by the phrase "the personal protective equipment;" Furthermore is replaced in Z by the phrase "on the personal protective equipment against fall, drowning or sinking" the phrase "of the safety harness" 5.

6. in article 9, paragraph 4, the phrase "sure roped according to § 30" and in article 70, paragraph 6 the phrase "safely roped in accordance with section 30" respectively replaced by the phrase "secured by suitable personal protective equipment against falls from".

7 the following paragraph 6 is added to in § 17 paragraph 5:

(6) that are beyond the regulation about the provisions of the BauV on personal protective equipment in addition to note personal protection equipment (PPE-V).

8. in article 22, paragraph 1, accounts for the sales designation and the first sentence, and paragraph 2 to paragraph 6; In addition, the sections 23 to 30 BauV are eliminated.

9. in article 34, paragraph 3 is the third movement; the second sentence reads:

"Appropriate Hautmittel (skin protection, skin cleansing and skin care products) must be made available in ready to use form."

10. in article 85, paragraph 1 and paragraph 4 Z 1 is the parenthetical expression (safety harness) replaced by the parenthetical expression "crash" and in paragraph 3 the word "roped" by the phrase "by means of appropriate personal protective equipment against falls from a secured".

11. in article 87, paragraph 1 is replaced "Ropes" by the phrase "personal protective equipment against falls from" as well as in paragraph 5 the phrase "using safety harnesses roped" and in paragraph 6 the word "roped" each by the phrase "through appropriate personal protective equipment against falls from a secured".

12. in section 89, paragraph 7, the phrase to"the ropes" is replaced by the phrase "personal protective equipment against falls from".

13 § 90 para 5 No. 4 is:



"4. the securing of workers through fall arrest systems as personal protective equipment, if suitable lifting points available."

14. in article 92 par. 5 first sentence is inserted after the word "Way" the phrase "through personal protective equipment against falls from" and in the last sentence the phrase 'roping up the workers' replaced by the phrase "the attachment of personal protective equipment of workers against falling".

15 in § 95 paragraph 7, second sentence is the phrase "in accordance with section 30 sure rope" replaced by the phrase "through personal protective equipment against falls from a secure".

16. in § 96 para 8 last half sentence the words be replaced "appropriate fine dust filter mask" by the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection)".

17 § 106 para 1 second sentence reads:




"It also suitable personal protective equipment for protection against drowning (rescue, life jackets, rescue combinations, buoyancy AIDS), as well as rescue equipment must be provided as life preservers, ropes, throw lines or hooks, nets, if necessary or boats,."



18 § 108 paragraph 4 first sentence reads:



"Backup items and all in the area of the tracks workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (in particular warning clothes)."



19. in article 109, paragraph 2 the word "Warning clothing" replaces "personal protective equipment (in particular warning clothes)" the phrase.

20. in article 119, para. 3 Z 1 word "Safety boots" replaced with the words "Foot and leg protection", in no. 2 the word "Coveralls" by the word "Protective clothing" and Z 4 the phrase "Helmets with neck screen and face protection" by the phrase "Head and neck protection, eye and face protection".

21. in article 122, paragraph 2, of the last half-sentence is after the comma:



"may enter only with appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection, if necessary, protective clothing) be made."



22. in article 122, par. 3, second sentence is the word "roped" replaced by the phrase "secured by suitable personal protective equipment against fall, drowning and sinking" and in the third sentence the word "roped" replaced by the phrase "secured by the personal protective equipment".

23. in article 122 paragraph 4 first sentence replaces the phrase "a safety harness so to rope up" the phrase "of appropriate personal protective equipment against falls, so to save drowning or sinking".

24. in article 122, paragraph 4 the last sentence is the word "Ropes" and in paragraph 5 is replaced "Ropes" respectively by the phrase "suitable personal protection equipment".

25 § 125 ABS. 2, first sentence, the phrase "Fine dust filter masks with suitable particle filtering" replaces the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection, protective gloves)" and in the last sentence the words "this filter masks" by the phrase "appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection)".

26 paragraph 125 para 3:

"(3) in addition are work referred to in paragraph 2 to clean warm water and appropriate Hautmittel (skin protection, skin cleansing and skin care products) available to the workers."

27 paragraph 126 para 3:

"(3) the staff employed with the blasting, as well as workers who are exposed to dust, must be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (respiratory protection, protective clothing)."

28. in paragraph 150, the phrase is omitted "the protective gear and".

29. in article 151, paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 the comma after the word "Bodies" is replaced by the word "and" and deleted after the word "Resources" the phrase "and items of personal protective equipment".

30. in article 153, paragraph 1, the comma and the word sequence "of protective equipment" are eliminated after the phrase "sanitation".

31. in article 154, paragraph 2 the comma after the word "Infection danger" is replaced by the word "and" and deleted after the word "Protection" the phrase "and the protective equipment to wear at best".

32. in article 155, paragraph 2, the phrase "Items of personal protective equipment," is omitted.

33. in § 156 para 6 is omitted the phrase "as well as objects of protection equipment" and the comma replaces paragraph 7 'or' Z 1 Word and eliminates the No. 2.

34. in section 159, paragraph 4, the quote "25 para 5" and comma eliminates Z 4.

35. in paragraph 164 BauV receives the last paragraph, (4) paragraph called the sales designation (9) and paragraph 10 shall be added the following:

"(10) the contents to the article 3, § 6, par. 8 Z-2 and Z 5, § 7 para 4 and 5, § 9 para 4, § 17, par. 6, § 34 paragraph 3 second sentence, § 70 para 6, § 85 para 1, 3 and 4 Z 1, § 87 par. 1, 5 and 6, § 89 paragraph 7, article 90, par. 5 Z 4, § 92 para 5, § 95 paragraph 7, second sentence" , § 96 para 8 last half sentence, article 106, paragraph 1 second sentence, section 108, paragraph 4 first sentence, section 109, paragraph 2, article 119, para. 3 Nos. 1, 2 and 4, § 122 para 2 last half sentence, paragraph 3 second and third sentences, paragraph 4 first and last sentences and para 5, § 125 ABS. 2 first and last sentence and paragraph 3, article 126 par. 3, § 150, article 151, paragraph 1 and 2 , Article 153, paragraph 1, article 154, paragraph 2, article 155 para 2, § 156 para 6 and para 7 Z 1, article 159 para 4 Z 4 and section 164 paragraph 9 as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 77/2014, with the first month following the announcement of the regulation into force. "The article 5, par. 2, article 22, paragraph 1, first sentence, and paragraph and paragraph 2 to 6, sections 23 to 30, § 34 paragraph 3 third sentence and § 156 para 7 Z 2 contact the following the announcement last day of month except force."

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