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Personal Protective Equipment for Construction

Required personnel protection equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times when on construction or renovation sites at Princeton University. At a minimum, each employee is required to wear a hard hat and safety glasses. High visibility safety vests with reflective striping are required when employees are exposed to vehicular traffic. In the absences of vehicular traffic, high visibility shirts should be worn at all times. All workers must wear shirts with sleeves, long work pants, and sturdy work shoes or boots when working on a construction or renovation site. Sleeveless or tank top shirts, short pants, sweatpants, sneakers, sandals, and high-heeled or open-toed shoes are not permitted.

Depending on the circumstances and potential hazards present, additional PPE may be required. This determination will by made by your supervisor based on the preliminary Job Hazard Analysis; EHS may also be consulted. Additional PPE may include:

Protective gloves
Hearing protection
Full face shields when cutting, grinding, or chipping
Chemical splash goggles
Respiratory protection
Fall protection equipment when working above 6 feet
Specific protective clothing such as welding leathers when welding or FR clothing when working with live electric