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Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect you from health and safety hazards that cannot be controlled through engineering or administrative means. Personal protective equipment is designed to protect many parts of your body including; eyes, head, face, hands, feet and ears. When worn correctly, PPE can provide protection from noise, lacerations, impacts, heat, cold, projectiles and respiratory hazards. This seminar provides an overview of applicable OSHA standards for PPE, when PPE is required, how to choose PPE, training requirements, types available, and maintenance.
This seminar is taught through lecture, demonstrations and hands-on use. Attendees will get to see various types of PPE commonly used, including hard hats, eye and face protection, gloves, boots, and hearing protection.
Upon completion of the Personal Protective Equipment seminar, attendees will be able to:
- Conduct a hazard analysis to identify need
- Identify what PPE is required in the workplace
- Investigate available PPE
- Develop a training plan
Attendees should include safety committee members, supervisors, managers, safety personnel, and those who have a need to identify and use personal protective equipment as part of their job.