U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Logo Exhibit 2, 241 FW 3
Recommended Protective Equipment
FWM#: 442  (Supersedes Appendix 1, 241 FW 3, 03/24/92, FWM 018)
Date:   March 19, 2004
Series:Occupational Safety and Health
Part 241: Safety Operations
Originating Office: Division of Safety and Health


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If your job task is

Then we recommend you use

Airboat operations Hearing protection and personal floatation devices for both the passenger and the operator and polarized sunglasses for the operator
Animal and plant health inspection service duties Gloves and filtering face piece (FFP) e.g., dust mask*
ATV Operation ANSI approved head protective helmet, appropriate gloves, eye protection (if helmet does not have a full face shield) and leather boots
Blasting Hard hat, eye and hearing protection
Brush cutting using: ax, brush hook

chainsaw

circular saw
(weed trimmer with blade)

Hard hat, shin guards, safety boots, eye protection, gloves

Chaps, hard hat, eye and hearing protection, safety boots, gloves

Hard hat, eye and hearing protection, safety boots, shin guards, chaps

Chemicals, use of Eye protection to include splash resistant goggles, specific respirator for chemical in use*, rubber aprons, rubber gloves, face shield, eye wash as required that meets ANSI standards
Chipping Eye and hearing protection, hard hat, gloves
Concrete and masonry work Hard hat, glove, eye protection, respirator for cement and lime dust*, safety boots, gloves
Surveying
Hard hat (high visibility hard hat and vest during hunting season), eye protection, safety boots
Demolition
Hard hat, gloves, eye protection, safety boots, hearing protection and respirator for dust*
Electrofishing
Electrician gloves, personal flotation device, polarized sunglasses, waders
Excavation
Hard hat, safety boots, gloves, hearing protection
Fencing
Hard hat, gauntlet leather gloves or mittens, eye protection, safety boots
Firefighting and prescribed burning
Hard hat, fire-resistant shirts, fire shelter, eye protection, fire-resistant pants, gloves, hearing protection
Fish food and grain storage bin unloading operations
Static line, dust and fume respirator*
Girdling ("Little Beaver")
Hard hat, eye and hearing protection, safety boots, gloves
Grinding
Eye protection, face or full shield, hearing protection, safety boots
Hand-filing cutting tools, use of
Gloves, eye protection
Heavy equipment, motor graders, and bulldozer operation
Hard hat, hearing and eye protection, boots
Heavy equipment assistant
Hard hat, high visibility vest, hearing protection, gloves
Heavy equipment repair and maintenance
Safety boots, hearing and eye protection, gloves
Intake raceway
Foul weather gear, safety harness
Lawn mowing (motorized)
Hearing and eye protection, safety boots
Planting using:

hand

auger

machine



Hard hat, eye protection, gloves safety boots

Hard hat, hearing and eye protection, gloves, safety boots

Hard hat, eye protection, gloves, safety boots 

Pruning
Hard hat, eye protection, gloves, safety boots
Raceway operations
Ice cleats (inclement weather), waders, hearing protection
Remote operations
Portable radios and cell phones
Snowmobile operation
Safety sunglasses, face mask, protective helmet, snowsuit, snowmobile boots, gloves
Thinning with:

ax

hypo-hatchet

tree injector



Hard hat, shin guards, eye protection, gloves, safety boots

Eye protection, hard hat, gloves, safety boots

Hard hat, eye protection, gloves, safety boots

Trail maintenance
Hard hat, gloves, eye protection, safety boots, snake boots where necessary
Tree telling and thinning with chainsaw
Chaps, hard hat, eye and hearing protection, gloves, safety boots
Waster water treatment plant operations involving chlorine gas
Self contained breathing apparatus*
Water surveys
Personal flotation devices, felt sole boots or waders
Weapons qualification
Eye and hearing protection, bullet proof vests
Welding
Flameproof gauntlet gloves, aprons, capes or shoulder covers, leather skull cap, welding goggles, steel-toed boots, fire-resistant clothing, respiratory protection*
Wildlife Inspections:

Trophy Shipments &

Non-Human Primate Shipments


See 241 FW 9

*Respirator use is required if personal exposures to vapors, fumes, dusts, etc. exceed applicable OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits. See 242 FW 14 for Respiratory Protection Program requirements.

The following standards are those used by OSHA to determine the minimum required protection PPE must provide in order to be acceptable. Only purchase PPE which meet these standards.

1. ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R -1998), American National Standard for Personal Protection, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.

2. ANSI Z89.1-1986, American National Standard for Personal Protection, Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers.

3. ANSI Z41-1999, American National Standard for Personal Protection, Protective Footwear.

4. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D, Specifications for rubber insulating gloves.


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