Risk Management

Physical Plant PPE Requirements

Asbestos

Work in regulated areas (abatements/releases)

  • Chemical boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable coveralls
  • Hearing protection (recommended as needed)
  • Filtering respirator

Collecting asbestos samples

  • Work gloves (recommended as needed)
  • Safety glasses (required for overhead sampling)
  • Disposeable coveralls (recommended as needed)
  • Hearing protection (recommended as needed)
  • Filtering respirator

Capital Renewal

Working in construction areas

  • Hard hat
  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (required in high noise areas)

Monitoring roof repairs

  • Hard hat (at employee's discretion)
  • Safety shoes (at employee's discretion)
  • Safety glasses (at employee's discretion)
  • Hearing protection (at employee's discretion)

Monitoring facade cleaning activities

  • Hard hat
  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Work around heavy equipment

  • Hard hat
  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (at employee's discretion)

Work in mechanical rooms

  • Hard hat (at employee's discretion)
  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (at employee's discretion)

Work around running compressors and emergency generators

  • Hearing protection

Facility Maintenance Technicians

Adjusting dampers (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Air venting

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Bench work - shop fabrication

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Filing, hacksawing, wire brushing

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Drill press

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Grinding

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Cleaning/servicing cooling towers

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical boots (if standing in water)
  • Work gloves
  • Chemical gloves (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles (if chemical splash hazard is present)

Filter changing

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Hoisting and rigging

  • Hard hat
  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Maintain water treatment distribution systems

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical gloves (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Face shield (if working with corrosives or acids)
  • Chemical apron (if working with corrosives or acids)

Performing water chemistry tests

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Chemical gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles
  • Face shield (if working with corrosives or acids)
  • Chemical apron (if working with corrosives or acids)

Repairing fume hood assemblies

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Repairing/rebuilding pumps (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Replacing/tightening fan belts (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Replacing/tightening pulleys, sheaves, and shafts (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Servicing fan coil units (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning condensate pans (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning intake grills (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning plenums (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning steam generators and heat exchangers (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Strainer flushing/replacement

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Trap servicing/replacement

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Working around chillers, compressors or generators

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection

Winterizing coils (pumping glycol)

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical boots
  • Chemical gloves (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles (if chemical safety hazard is present)

HVAC Mechanics and Water Treatment Specialists

Acid Cleaning Coils

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical boots
  • Chemical gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles
  • Face shield
  • Chemical Apron
  • Filtering respirator (may be required)

Adjusting dampers

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Air venting

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Benchwork - shop fabrication

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Charging/reclaiming refrigeration units

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Cleaning/servicing cooling towers

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical boots (if standing in water)
  • Chemical gloves (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles (if chemical splash hazard is present)

Electrical Troubleshooting: Relays, starters, limit controls

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Fastening (hand) nailing, anchors, toggle bolts

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Fastening (hilti)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Face shield
  • Hearing protection

Filing, drill pressing, using a vise

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Filter changing

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Hanger installation

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Hoisting and rigging

  • Hard hat
  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Installation of gaskets

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Maintain water treatment distribution systems

  • Safety shoes
  • Chemical gloves (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles (if chemical splash hazard is present)
  • Face shield (if working with corrosives or acids)
  • Chemical apron (if working with corrosives or acids)

Performing water chemistry tests

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Chemical gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Splash goggles
  • Face shield (if working with corrosives or acids)
  • Chemical apron (if working with corrosives or acids)

Pipe cutting

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Pipe repair or replacement (sweat)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Face shield

Pipe repair or replacement (threaded)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Pipe sweating

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Face shield

Pipe threading (electric or hand)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Punching condenser tubes

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Repair/replace flanged assembly

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Repair/replace PVC pipe

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Repair/replace burst coils

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Repair exhaust fan assemblies

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Repairing fume hood assemblies

WARNING: Chemicals may be present in ducts. Check with Chemical Hygiene Officer before performing work.

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Chemical gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Filtering respirator

Replacing/tightening fan belts (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Replacing/tightening pulleys, sheaves, and shafts (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Servicing fan coil units (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning condensate pans (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning intake grills (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning plenums

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/cleaning steam generators and heat exchangers (PM)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves (as necessary for sharp objects)
  • Safety glasses

Servicing/installing window a/c units

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Strainer flushing/replacement

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Toggle-bolting

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Trap cleaning/changing

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses

Valve repair/replacement (sweat or threaded)

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

Welding and torch cutting

  • Safety shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses (appropriate lens required)
  • Welding helmet (recommended)