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1 1 Landscaping PPE

2 This material was produced under grant number SH F-54 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 2

3 Objectives After this module you should be able to –identify the most common PPE-related hazards –take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards

4 4 Eye Protection Protect your eyes from injury when using a chainsaw, weed eating, applying pesticide or performing any activity which exposes your eyes to flying particles or chemical splashes.

5 5 Head Protection Hard hats protect the head on overhead objects and from falling or flying objects: –Working below other workers or machinery, such as a bucket lift. –Working in or under trees with work overhead –Working around or under conveyor belts –Working around exposed energized conductors

6 6 Leg Protection Chainsaw chaps –Protect legs from injury when using tools such as chainsaws.

7 7 Foot Protection Safety shoes should be impact resistance with steel toes. Safety-toe shoes are nonconductive and prevent your feet from completing a circuit Shoes with good tread provide traction on slippery surfaces

8 8 Levels of Glove Protection Type of Glove Level of Protection Metal mesh/ Kevlar Prevents cuts from sharp objects like blades, cutter bars. LeatherHandling stones or wood chips, sparks, moderate heat Cotton fabricDirt, splinters and abrasion; not for working with sharp materials Rubber, vinyl neoprene Protects from chemical being used or handled.

9 9 Hearing Protection Devices Formable earplugs: –Spongy, soft compressed, or shaped prior to insertion –Disposable-not for reuse Pre-molded ear plugs –Molded to fit ear Earmuffs –Adjustable headband with soft cups that seal around the ear

10 10 What A Chemical Label Tells You The label on the pesticide includes: –The chemical formulation –Signal words: Warning, Caution –Precautions –PPE recommendations –Application method –Projected length of exposure

11 11 Types of Respirators Three types of respirators for normal work activity: –Particulate respirator Use a filter to trap solid particles like dust or mold –Gas/vapor respirators Use a cartridge to absorb gases and vapors –Combination respirators Have a filter for particles and a cartridge for gas and vapor

12 12 Dust Masks NIOSH approval info This dust mask is not approved for respiratory protection.

13 Activity: Formable Ear Plugs Reading the instructions. Proper pre-use techniques. Proper insertion and use. Handling, service life and storage considerations. 13

14 14 Check Your Knowledge 1.When should you protect your eyes from injury? A.When you know OSHA is in the area. B.When using a chainsaw, weed eating, applying pesticide or performing any activity which exposes your eyes to flying particles or chemical splashes. C.Whenever you remember to do so. D.None of the above.

15 15 Check Your Knowledge 2.Which of the following situations would require the use of a hardhat? A.Mowing a yard with a self propelled mower. B.When working in areas where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects. C.Hand digging for a sprinkler system. D.None of the above.

16 16 Check Your Knowledge 3. Which type of respirator would be best to protect you from dust associated with dirt? A.A particulate respirator. B.A gas/vapor respirator. C.A moist bandana. D.None of the above.

17 Additional Information Eye and Face Protection eTool manual/logger/chain_saw.htmlhttp://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/logging/ manual/logger/chain_saw.html Respiratory Protection eTool ne_Facts/respirators.pdfhttp://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurrica ne_Facts/respirators.pdf 17


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