Personal Protective Equipment

PPE minimizes exposure to hazards and helps prevent injury. In order to select appropriate PPE, employers must first evaluate the workplace with a hazard assessment. PPE may be categorized by the area of the body it protects. PPE is available in several types, designs, and materials. Every employer is responsible for providing the appropriate PPE for workers who require it, and it is every employee's responsibility to properly wear and use PPE. OSHA does not often specify which types of PPE should be worn, but requires that employers train each employee in proper use and retrain when PPE changes or if PPE is used improperly. After taking this class, users should be able to describe OSHA regulations regarding personal protective equipment and how they impact day-to-day operations in the workplace.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of PPE
  • Explain OSHA PPE requirements for employers and employees
  • Explain the common steps performed during a hazard assessment
  • Identify criteria for selecting PPE
  • Describe how standards for PPE design are developed
  • Describe OSHA training requirements for employers
  • Explain the requirements for eye and face protection
  • Describe the proper uses of common types of eye and face protection
  • Describe the most common types of hearing protection
  • Explain the characteristics of proper head protection equipment
  • Explain the characteristics of different types of hard hats
  • Explain the characteristics of common types of foot and leg protection
  • Explain the characteristics of common forms of hand and arm protection
  • Explain the characteristics of common safety glove materials
  • Explain the characteristics of different protective clothing materials
  • Describe the importance of consistently wearing PPE.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace.
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Course ID

TU103

Skill Focus

Smart Business

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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