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.
- Certification of Hazard Assessment Form for PPE Use
- This form identifies hazards to employees in non-lab areas and specifies PPE to protect employees during work activities.
- Research Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool For Personal Protective Equipment Use
- This form identifies hazards to employees in labs and specifies PPE to protect employees during work activities.