Personal protective equipment requirements
The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) requires its employees to wear hardhat, safety glasses, safety toe shoes, or safety vests depending on the hazards employees are exposed to in the workplace. There are special exceptions when bright T-shirts are allowed in place of wearing safety vests. However, employees are responsible for wearing personal protective equipment, including but not limited to the following equipment below:
Hard hats are required for protection during any work activity that may expose workers to a head injury such as cutting or trimming trees, installing or repairing traffic signals, and storm damage cleanup. Hard hats will be immediately available for use so that as work conditions change protection is available.
Safety glasses must be worn for eye protection during any work activity that may expose workers to eye injury. Eye protection includes safety glasses with side shields, goggles, and face shields.
Safety toe boots/shoes are required to protect workers when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, exposure to piercing the sole, or protection against electrical or chemical hazards.
Safety vests must be worn in work areas and on construction projects that remain open to the traveling public.
The Safety and Health guidelines for general industry and construction are outlined in the NDOR Employee Safety Handbook. See the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines defined in Chapter 5 from this handbook; also available at the given website.