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Usage and Limitations of Personal Protective Equipment

Janet Cornett June 28, 2018 0

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
  • Muffs
  • Safety Glasses
  • Respirators
  • Vests

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  • Gloves
  • Aprons
  • Coveralls
  • 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:

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Physical
  • Radiological

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:

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  • 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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Sources

http://www.ehs.ucsb.edu/files/docs/chp/Use_Limitations_of_PPE.pdf

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/personalprotectiveequipment/

https://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/content/benefits-and-limitations-ppe

 

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