OSHA 10 Hour Training For General Industry: Personal Protective Equipment
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 assess 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.