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​When students, staff, and visitors participate in activities that could injure their eyes, every location must have eye-protective devices. The person in charge​ shall require all persons to wear eye-protective devices during these activities.

For every private school, the person in charge must provide industrial quality eye-protective devices (as defined in Education Code Section 32032). The devices must be worn in courses when an individual is using hazardous substances likely to cause eye injury or is observing that activity. Some of those activities and substances are listed in Education Code Sections 32030–32034.

Eye-protective devices shall be worn in courses including but not limited to:

  • Vocational or industrial arts

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Combined chemistry-physics

Eye-protective devices shall be worn during activities including but not limited to:

  • Working with hot molten metal

  • Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding, and stamping solid materials

  • Heat treating, kiln firing, or tempering metal or other materials

  • Gas or electric arc welding

  • Repairing or servicing vehicles, machinery, or equipment

  • Working with hot liquids, solids, or chemicals that are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living tissues, irritating, strongly sensitizing, or radioactive; or working with materials that generate pressure through heat, decomposition, or other means as defined in the California Hazardous Substances Act


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