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Policy 500.29 – Eye Protection

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Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education recognizes the need for a policy and program of eye protection in the secondary schools.
  2. School principals, with the cooperation of classroom teachers, shall take all necessary precautions to avert eye damage or loss among students and teachers.
  3. Schools shall provide instruction pertaining to safe tool and machine operations and safe procedures of experimentation in chemistry, physics, and other science subjects.
  4. The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to establish administration regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Eye Protection - 500.29-1

  1. Definition for this policy:
    1. Quality eye protective devices: means devices that meet current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards.   Standards are typically written as follows:  ANSI/ISEA *Z87.1-2015 Standard.   *Refers to the design, performance specification, and marking of safety eye and face products.
  2. All students, , teachers, and visitors are required to wear quality eye protective devices while participating in the following activities which may endanger their vision.:
    1. Industrial education activities that involve:
      1. Hot molten metals;
      2. The operation of machinery or equipment that may throw particles of foreign matter into the eyes;
      3. Heat treating, tempering or kiln firing of any industrial materials;
      4. Gas or electric arc welding;
      5. Caustic or explosive materials; or
    2. Chemistry or physics laboratories when using caustic or explosive chemicals, and hot liquids or solids.
  3. Schools may sell protective devices at cost or rent or loan them to students, teachers, and individuals for these activities consistent with the fee schedule approved by the Board of Education.





Document History

Revised – 11.13.2018.  Policy – 500.29 – Eye Protection was revised and
simplified consistent with Utah Code (See, §53G-9-206), requiring schools to take necessary precautions to avert eye damage or loss among student and teachers by requiring eye protective devices while participating in activities which may endanger vision.

Adopted – 8.27.1969.

This online presentation is an electronic representation of the Canyons School District’s currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent located at 9361 South 300 East Sandy, UT 84070.