OSHA Standards for Personal Protective Equipment
1 hour 30 minutes
Gain an understanding of OSHA’s PPE requirements and identify what PPE must be used.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. PPE violations are among the most frequently cited OSHA violations. In addition to the risk of substantial fines, an employer’s failure to ensure that employees use appropriate PPE can lead to serious employee injuries and death. This topic will enable you to understand OSHA’s PPE requirements and identify what PPE must be used, what training is required, and how to ensure continued employee compliance.
• You will be able to describe best practices for keeping employees safe and avoiding fines.
• You will be able to identify what kind of training is required for the use and care of PPE.
• You will be able to recognize the appropriate PPE for employees to use in various circumstances.
• You will be able to explain how to perform a hazard assessment to identify potential risks that may be minimized through the proper use of PPE.