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1 Personal Protective Equipment What Employees Need to Know

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives Understand the PPE hazard assessment process Understand why different types of PPE are selected Know how to properly wear and care for PPE

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Prequiz: How Much Do You Know? Hazard assessments are conducted only for job functions that involve hazardous materials. Your employer is responsible for selecting PPE. PPE should be inspected before each use. It is not important to keep your PPE clean. © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

4 Hazard Assessment Evaluate every job function Determine if hazards are present Check for hazards to all parts of the body Determine appropriate PPE © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

5 Eye and Face Assessment Flying particles Molten metal Hazardous liquids © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

6 Eye and Face Assessment (cont.) Acid or caustic liquids Gases or vapors Light radiation

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Respiratory Protection Hazard Assessment Airborne dusts or particulates Vapors or fumes Lack of adequate oxygen © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

8 Respiratory Protection Hazard Assessment (cont.) Identify the specific source(s) Review the work processes Monitor the exposure

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hearing Hazard Assessment Conduct a noise survey Monitor impacted employees Repeat monitoring © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

10 Head Hazard Assessment Falling objects Exposed electrical conductors Low-hanging obstructions © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

11 Foot Hazard Assessment Falling, rolling, or sharp objects Electrical hazards Slippery walking surfaces Hazardous materials Cold weather conditions © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

12 Hand Hazard Assessment Skin absorption of harmful substances Severe cuts or lacerations Severe abrasions

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hand Hazard Assessment (cont.) Punctures Chemical burns Thermal burns Frostbite

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Clothing Assessment Hot or cold materials or objects Hazardous materials Welding hazards Heavy, sharp, or rough materials Moving machinery © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

15 Fill in the Blanks 1. ______ ________cause the majority of eye injuries in the workplace. 2. Lack of adequate ______ is a respiratory hazard usually found in jobs in confined spaces. 3. A slippery floor is considered a ____ hazard. 4. _____ clothing should not be worn while working around moving machinery. Flyingparticles oxygen foot Loose

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc PPE Hazard Assessment Any Questions? Do you understand: How a hazard assessment is conducted? How hazards are evaluated in regards to each part of the body?

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Selecting Eye and Face Protection Safety glasses Goggles Face shields Shaded filter lenses Prescription eyewear ANSI Z87

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wear and Care of Eye Protection Fits comfortably Does not distort or block vision Put on before exposure Clean regularly Dispose when damaged © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

19 Selecting Respiratory Protection Filtering face piece (dust mask) Air purifying respirator Cartridge type

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Selecting Respiratory Protection (cont.) Air-supplied respirator Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) NIOSH-approved

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wear and Care of Respiratory Protection Medical approval Conduct a fit test Inspect before each use

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wear and Care of Respiratory Protection (cont.) Check the seal Clean regularly Store properly

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hearing Protection Earplugs Canal caps Earmuffs Image courtesy of Elvex Corporation

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Selecting Head Protection Hard hats Electrical insulation hard hats Bump caps ANSI Z89 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

25 Wear and Care of Head Protection Fit properly Inspect before each use Clean regularly Used only to protect the head

26 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Selecting Foot Protection Steel-toed boots Metatarsal protection Puncture- or slip-resistant soles Chemical resistance Waterproof and cold-weather footwear ANSI Z41 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

27 Wear and Care Of Foot Protection Fit comfortably Inspected before each use No cracks or holes in chemical or waterproof boots Check soles for excessive wear Keep clean © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

28 Selecting Hand Protection Chemical-resistant gloves Kevlar ®, metal mesh, cut-resistant gloves Leather work gloves Extreme temperature gloves Electrical work gloves © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

29 Wear and Care of Hand Protection Comfortable fit Inspect before each use Keep clean and dry Discard if damaged or contaminated © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1006

30 Selecting General Work Clothing Long-sleeve shirts and long pants Flame-retardant clothing No loose clothing or jewelry Chemical-resistant clothing

31 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Rolling and falling objects Match the PPE protection with the type of hazard Shaded filter lenses Bump cap Steel-toed footwear Flame-retardant clothing Chemical-resistant gloves Sparks Harmful light radiation Low hanging objects Hazardous materials

32 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Do you understand: How the appropriate PPE is selected? What the limitations are? How to properly wear and care for PPE? Selecting PPE Any Questions? Do you understand: How the appropriate PPE is selected? What the limitations are? How to properly wear and care for PPE?

33 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Things to Remember Every job function in every department is assessed for hazards. Each part of the body is taken into consideration during assessments. PPE is selected in response to specific hazards. Proper wear and care of PPE is necessary to provide effective protection.


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