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Document ID (ISN)62807
CIS number 94-1102
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Instructivo No.17
Title Directive concerning the requirements and characteristics of personal protective equipment for workers [Mexico]
Original title Instructivo No.17 relativo a los requerimientos y características del equipo de protección personal para los trabajadores [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Doctor Vértiz 96, 06720 México, D.F., Mexico, 1991. 4p. Also in: Diario Oficial, 17 Dec. 1991.
Abstract Directive issued in accordance with provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (CIS 83-2092). It prescribes the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the following situations: when hazard evaluation indicates that the use of PPE is the only or a complementary means of hazard control; when the nature of the activities normally performed at the workplace requires it; as a temporary measure while a hazard is under evaluation; as an emergency prevention measure. Responsibilities of employers and workers regarding the selection, use and checking of PPE are outlined. Particular provisions relating to hearing, eye and respiratory protection are given. Directive No.17 of 1983 is repealed.
Descriptors (primary) personal protective equipment; Mexico
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; hazard evaluation; responsibilities of employees; respirators; law; face and eye protection
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceMexico
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Personal protection