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Personal protective equipment, or PPE, consists of various types of equipment, gear, or clothing that is designed to prevent or minimize injury when the user is exposed to a hazard. An employer is required to asses the hazards and then select, provide, and require the PPE to be used by employees performing those tasks. Various OSHA standards as well as best practice documents enforced through the general duty clause mandate what specific PPE shall be used.
This program discusses the various types of PPE available, which hazards they protect against, and how to properly don and use these devices. Types of PPE covered include hardhats, eye and face protection, respirators, hearing protection, gloves, foot protection, and protective clothing. The hierarchy of hazard controls and employer and employee PPE responsibilities are also explained in the program.
This program provides one hour of training on Personal Protective Equipment, which is one of the six mandatory training topics selected by OSHA as part of its 10 Hour Training for General Industry Program. In addition to the six hours of training on required topics, OSHA requires four more hours of instruciton on various elective topics. The combination of required training and elective training must total 10 hours. The 28-minute video presentation in this program, when combined with the included sectional review quiz questions, will provided approximately one hour of training on Personal Protective Equipment. The content is this program is not certified by OSHA but may be used by an organization as part of a training curriculum which is equivalent to that provided in OSHA's 10 Hour General Industry Training.