For all individuals using personal protective equipment, a Hazard Assessment Form for PPE Use must be completed. The purpose of the Hazard Assessment Form is to help ensure that the appropriate protective equipment is provided to each individual to protect him or her from each job related hazard.
The Hazard Assessment Form has three main sections to complete:
- Identification of the source of the hazard.
- Assessment of the specific hazard posed.
- Assessment of the PPE required.
Once the hazard assessment has been completed, PPE training must be provided to each individual assigned to wear PPE. The training must be specific to the type(s) of PPE being worn and must cover the following topics:
- When the PPE is necessary.
- What PPE is required.
- How to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE.
- The limitations of PPE.
- The proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE.
Attached are copies of the “Certification of Hazard Assessment Form for PPE Use” and the “Certification for PPE Training” form for your use. These records must be maintained for the duration of your operation. These forms are often reviewed by OSHA during their inspections, and are invaluable in proving that proper instruction and equipment was provided to workers at risk.
For questions regarding personal protective equipment policy, contact the Environmental Health & Safety at 335-8501.