Personal protective equipment and clothing must be worn when performing tasks which have potential for injury to employees. In addition, certain aids must be used or available for some types of work.

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Personal Protective Equipment

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Date: 9/27/2022
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1.0 INTRODUCTION

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing must be worn when performing tasks which have potential for injury to employees. In addition, certain aids must be used or available for some types of work. _____ conducts PPE hazard assessments where hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitates the use of PPE.

All PPE purchased or used in the _____ system must be approved by the appropriate standards organizations (i.e., ANSI, NIOSH). Thus, _____ will be responsible for ensuring all PPE is acceptable for use. No employee-owned equipment will be authorized for use at _____.

A variety of PPE shall be available to fit different sized employees. PPE should fit properly and not cause discomfort. If the PPE does not fit properly, there may be loss of necessary protection for the employee.

2.0 SCOPE

This section applies to all operating units.

3.0 TRAINING

_____ employees who may need to wear PPE will be properly trained in:

  • When PPE is necessary
  • What PPE is necessary
  • How to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE
  • Limitations of the PPE
  • The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE

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