Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is worn to prevent workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses, and to minimize exposure to work-related hazards.
Types of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
- Hard Hats
- Face Shield
- Ear Plugs
- Safety Glasses
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- Lab Coats
- Hazmat Suits
- Full Body Suits
- Safety Shoes
Usage of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment can help prevent injuries and illnesses resulting from contact with several hazards, including but not limited to:
All PPE Should Be:
- Designed and Constructed Safely
- Made to Fit Comfortably
- Maintained in a Clean and Reliable Manner
Employers are Required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] to train their employees in the usage, limitations, care, maintenance, and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
Limitations of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
While PPE helps protect workers from myriad hazards, it does have certain limitations. For example:
- Safety Glasses: Do not protect the eye area or the face from chemical splashes.
- Splash Goggles: Do not protect against impact by a solid material.
- Face Shield: Does not protect against impact hazards.
- Lab Coats: Do not protect against blood-borne pathogens or flammable materials.
- Aprons: Do not protect against molten metal splashes, hot liquids, steam, or continuous thermal loads.
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Designed for construction industry employees, the Course teaches how to properly use, maintain, and dispose of PPE