General requirements: Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment, shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition.
Where employees provide their own protective equipment, the employer shall be responsible to assure its adequacy, including proper maintenance, and sanitation.
All personal protective equipment shall be of safe design and construction for the work to be performed.
Must be job and area based
Requires written certification identifying the document as such, including:
The person certifying that the evaluation was performed
Date of evaluation
Basic Hazard Categories:
Photo- Worker using improper eye and face protection
For PPE to be effective in protecting you:
Photo- Worker using improper face protection
Before you use your PPE, inspect it for:
If any PPE is damaged or worn:
Cleaning & Storage:
Eye and Face Protection:
Your eyes are very sensitive organs and may be easily injured. Eye Hazards include:
Specific hazards include…
Use a faceshield when any of the following hazards exist:
When Using a Faceshield:
Types of Eye Protection:
Corrective glasses and eye protection:
Inspection/maintenance of eye protection:
Photo- A worker inspecting and cleaning her safety glasses
Hard hats are needed to protect against:
Use an electrically rated hard hat when there is a potential for contact with live circuits
Protective hats must do two things:
This is accomplished by making the shell of the hat of a material hard enough to resist the blows and by utilizing a shock-absorbing lining composed of headbands and crown straps to keep the shell away from the wearer's head.
The standards use are located in ANSI =American National Safety Insititute
Protective Hat Types:
Replace your hard hat if:
Photo- A damaged hardhat that must be discarded and not used again
Helmet maintenance and inspection:
For the protection of feet and legs from falling or rolling objects, sharp objects, molten metal, hot surfaces, and wet slippery surfaces workers should use appropriate foot guards, safety shoes, or boots and leggings.
IMPACT: Carrying or handling materials such as packages, objects, parts or heavy tools which could be dropped
COMPRESSION: Work activities involving skid trucks (manual material handling carts, around bulk rolls, around heavy pipes
PUNCTURE: Sharp object hazards such as nails, wire, tacks, screws, large staples, scrap metal, etc
CHEMICAL: Check MSDS for protection
Footwear must meet the minimum compression and impact performance standards and testing requirements.
Types of foot protection:
Photo- Safety shoes must be discarded when the surface is torn through or severely damaged.
Requirements for Safety Shoes:
Safety footwear is classified according to its ability to meet minimum requirements for both compression and impact test.
Why use hand protection?
Examples of injuries to arms and hands are burns, cuts, electrical shock, amputation and absorption of chemicals. There is a wide assortment of gloves, hand pads, sleeves, and wristlets for protection from various hazardous situations.
Types of hand protection:
Each used for a specific task. There are many many others. What type of gloves will you wear?
Not all gloves are created equal…. Ensure the glove you use will protect your hands from the specific hazards of the job.
Chemical gloves do not last forever… understand the chemical and “break-through” characteristics of your specific glove.
Before you go to work:
Photo- Wearing the wrong size gloves can cause hands to get caught in moving equipment or cause the worker to lose grip of material.
Electrical glove inspections:
Use hearing protection when:
Replace worn or broken hearing protectors immediately
Types of Hearing Protection:
Symptoms of hearing loss:
The Ear is divided into three parts:
Hearing protection must:
Choose from the following options for the correct test answers: