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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to create a protective barrier between a worker and hazards in the workplace. PPE includes such equipment as chemical resistant gloves, safety shoes, hard hats, safety glasses, respirators, and clothing such as gowns and aprons.

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  • PPE Awareness for Non-Labs - W156OS
    • This course is required initially and recommended annually for individuals who use PPE.
    • Workers should be retrained if an accident occurs, or if the employee is observed using PPE improperly, if workplace hazards involving PPE are discovered, or if a different type of PPE is used.  Some PPE requires a separate course, such as hearing protection and respirators.

For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.


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