Personal Protective Equipment Facilities Management 2007
Training Program At the end of this training you will be required to complete an on-line quiz. Please review the information in this program until you feel comfortable with it. You will also be provided with a Hazard Certification for your job title. Your supervisor will review this with you and you will both sign off on it.
Personal Protective Equipment
OHSA Requirements PPE must be provided for you. You must wear the appropriate PPE. PPE must be stored in a sanitary and reliable condition. This includes PPE for Eye, Face, Head, and Extremities Protective Clothing Respiratory Devices Protective Shield and Barriers
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. Items such as gloves and ear plugs are PPE. This is the equipment that protects you against hazards in the workplace. However, it can’t protect you if it isn’t worn correctly or you choose not to wear it. Definition of PPE
Eye and Face Protection Eye and face protection must be used when exposed to hazards from: Flying particles Liquid chemicals Acids or caustic liquids Chemical vapors or gases Welding Potentially injurious light radiation (from welding or lasers)
Eye and Face Protection Must comply with ANSI Z87 specifications Safety Glasses Full Face Shield Safety Goggles Welding Helmets
Prescription Lenses If you wear prescription glasses and need eye protection, you must Wear prescription safety glasses or goggles --or-- Wear eye protection that can be worn over your glasses without disturbing them.
If you need more information on prescription safety glasses, please contact your supervisor. Prescription Lenses
Select the Eyewear Most Suited to You and the Task There are many types of eye protection, to suit the task and the individual. It should fit comfortably, without pinching the nose or causing pressure on the head. Eyewear should not distort or block your vision.
Eye and Face Protection Put on eye protection before exposure to the hazard. Eye and face protection should be kept clean so your vision is not obstructed. Clean the lenses or shields regularly with glass cleaner or soapy water.
Head Protection Hard hats must be worn in areas around or where there is a potential for falling objects. Hard hats must also be worn where there are low-hanging obstructions. Helmets designed to reduce electrical shock hazards must be worn when your head is exposed to electricity (Class A & B). Some tasks require both head & face protection.
Head Protection Care Inspect your hard hats regularly for any signs of deterioration. You should get a new hard hat at least every two years. Head protection must comply with the ANSI Z89 standard.
Foot Protection Metatarsal guards must be worn when you are around objects that may fall or roll. Shoes with puncture resistant soles must be worn when there is a danger of objects piercing the sole of your work shoe.
Foot Protection Shoes or boots with electrical protection must be worn when there is a danger of electrical hazards to your feet. Rubber boots or shoes must be worn when you work in or around water or where there is a slip hazard.
Foot Protection When working with hazardous chemicals, make sure you wear the appropriate chemical- resistant foot protection in case of splashing or spilling. This would be impermeable rubber or neoprene boots as shown.
Foot Protection All DFCM employees doing maintenance activities must wear steel-toed shoes while at work. Contact your supervisor if you do not have steel-toed shoes.
Wear and Care of Foot Protection Inspect before each use. There should be no cracks or holes in chemical or waterproof boots. Should be comfortable. Check soles for excessive wear. Keep clean and dry. Spray off mud, dirt or chemicals after each use to keep the footwear in good condition.
Hand Protection You must wear hand protection when you are exposed to any of the following hazards: Skin absorption of hazardous materials Severe cuts Severe abrasions Punctures Chemical burns Thermal burns/ harmful temperature extremes
Gloves Gloves are the most important and common part of hand protection. There are many different types of gloves that protect you from different hazards. If you are working with chemicals, always check the MSDS to know what type of glove you should wear.
Selecting Hand Protection Chemical-resistant gloves Kevlar, metal mesh, cut-resistant gloves Leather work gloves Extreme temperature gloves Electrical work gloves
Choose the Correct Glove for the Job PVC Coated Blue latex dipped Heavy leather palm Snow glove Chore glove Leather driver Gardening with PVC coating Kevlar Full leather palm Jersey Nitrite disposable Welders
Glove Care Inspect your gloves routinely for holes and cracks. Discard your gloves at any sign of deterioration. After use, clean and allow to dry
Hearing Protection If you are exposed to noise levels over 85 decibels, you must wear hearing protection. 85 decibels is approximately the noise made by a large truck. If you must raise your voice to speak to someone within conversation range, you should wear hearing protection.
You must wear hearing protection when you work on or around: Lawn equipment, such as mowers, blowers, etc. Chillers Boiler Room Fan Rooms
Chemical Protection Anytime you work with chemicals you must wear appropriate PPE to protect yourself. Always check the chemical’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS will tell you the PPE you should wear.
Chemical Protective Clothing includes Gloves Aprons Boots Coveralls Other items may be required to prevent your contact with chemicals
Hazard Certification Each position within DFCM has a Hazard Certification written for it. This certification lets you know the potential hazards you face at work. It also tells you the PPE you are expected to use when exposed to these hazards. Check with your supervisor if you have not been given this information.
Please review the Hazard Certification for your position. If you would like changes made, please contact your supervisor. If you agree with the assessment, please sign it and return it to your supervisor Hazard Certification
Congratulations! You have now completed the Personal Protective Equipment Training. You can continue to review the information or click here to complete the on-line quiz.click here