Health and Safety

COLORADO STATUTES REGARDING USE OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS

22-3-101. Duties regarding eye protective devices

(1) It is the duty of the governing board of every school district, university, college, or other institution of higher education, and of every person, firm, or organization maintaining any private school, university, college, or other institution of higher education, in this state to provide eye protective devices for the use of all students, teachers, and visitors when participating in the courses and activities enumerated in section 22-3-102.

(2) It is the duty of the persons charged with the supervision of any such course or activity to require such eye protective devices to be worn by students, teachers, and visitors under the circumstances prescribed in section 22-3-102.

Ref: C.R.S. 22-3-101

22-3-102. Courses in which devices to be used – substances and activities dangerous to eyes

(1) Eye protective devices shall be worn in courses including, but not limited to, vocational or industrial art shops or laboratories and chemistry, physics, or combined chemistry-physics laboratories, at any time at which the individual is engaged in, or observing, an activity or the use of hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes.

(2) Hazardous substances likely to cause physical injury to the eyes include materials which are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living tissues, irritating, strongly sensitizing, or radioactive or which generate pressure through heat, decomposition, or other means.

(3) Activity or the use of hazardous substances includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) Working with hot molten metal;

(b) Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding, and stamping of any solid materials;

(c) Heat treating, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials;

(d) Gas or electric arc welding;

(e) Working with hot liquids, solids, or chemicals which are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living tissues, irritating, sensitizing, or radioactive or which generate pressure through heat, decomposition, or other means.

Ref: C.R.S. 22-3-102

22-3-103. Standards for devices

For the purposes of this article, the eye protective devices utilized shall be industrial quality eye protective devices which meet the standards of the U.S.A. standard practice for occupational and educational eye and face protection, Z87.1-1968, and subsequent revisions thereof, approved by the United States of America Standards Institute, Inc.

Ref: C.R.S. 22-3-103