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1 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) General Requirements Eye & Face Protection Respiratory Protection Head, Hand & Foot Protection Hearing Protection Other Questions & Answers

2 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equip (OSHA 29 CFR ) Types of PPE: – Hard hats – Goggles – Face Shields – Steel-toed Shoes – Respirators – Aprons – Gloves CFR is the Code of Federal Regulations 1910 is Part 1910, Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry.132 is the Section on Personal Protective Equipment

3 Other Types of PPE Personal protective equipment can also include clothing... … and accessories that put a barrier against workplace hazards.

4 Selecting the Proper PPE For A Particular Job Should Include: An in-depth evaluation of the equipment needed to protect employees against workplace hazards Use of this information by management to set standard procedures for proper use of PPE Development of employee training programs in the use and limitations of PPE Procedures for the maintenance of PPE

5 Personal protective equipment should NOT be used as a substitute for the use of: engineering, work practice, and administrative control of a process to ensure safety.

6 Wearing PPE doesn’t eliminate the hazard… If equipment fails exposure will occur. Equipment must be properly fitted and maintained in a clean and serviceable condition to reduce the possibility of failure.

7 Employers and employees must understand the equipment’s purpose … and its limitations. Equipment must not be altered or removed even though it may be uncomfortable. It may simply not fit properly.

8 PPE - General Requirements ( ) Employers must ensure that PPE is: – provided, – used, and – maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary to prevent injury. The body must be protected from hazards caused by absorption, inhalation or physical contact.

9 PPE - General Requirements ( ) Many hazards can threaten the torso: Heat Splashes (from hot metals & liquids) Impacts Cuts Acids Radiation A variety of protective clothing is available: Vests, Jackets, Aprons, Coveralls and Full Body Suits.

10 PPE - General Requirements ( ) Employers must assure employee-owned equipment is adequate, maintained and sanitized PPE must be of safe design and construction for the work performed Employers will do a hazard assessment of the workplace and determine types of PPE needed for the job Employers must certify in writing that a workplace hazard assessment was performed

11 PPE - General Requirements ( ) Defective or damaged PPE shall not be used Employees who use PPE must be trained to know: – what types of PPE are necessary, – when it must be used, – how it is to be worn, – what its limitations are, and – how to properly care for, maintain, and dispose of it. (And know how long it can be used.)

12 PPE - General Requirements ( ) Employers are required to certify in writing that employees have received PPE training - and that employees understand the training Each written certification shall contain: -- Name of employee trained -- Date(s) of training -- Subject trained

13 PPE - General Requirements ( ) PPE retraining is required when: – Changes in the workplace make previous training obsolete – Changes in the types of PPE to be used make previous training obsolete – Employees do not understand the training – Employees do not retain the training Once again, written certification is required

14 Eye & Face Protection ( ) Required where there is reasonable probability of preventing injury when such equipment is used. Must be provided by employers Must also be worn by supervisors, management, visitors, etc. Must be a type of protection suitable for the work to be performed Protectors must be marked to distinctly identify the manufacturer

15 Eye & Face Protection ( ) Protectors must meet the following minimum requirements: Provide adequate protection against a particular hazard Be reasonably comfortable when worn under the designated conditions Fit snugly without interfering with movement or vision of the wearer Be durable Be capable of being disinfected Be easy to clean - and kept clean Be in good repair

16 Eye & Face Protection ( ) Equipment shall be used with filter lenses that have a shade number appropriate for the work being performed (to protect against light radiation injuries).

17 OSHA and the National Society to Prevent Blindness recommend emergency eyewash stations be placed in all hazardous locations. First-aid instructions should be posted close to potential danger spots (and delay can result in lasting eye damage).

18 Eye & Face Protection - Selection Persons wearing corrective eyewear must wear face shields, goggles or spectacles of one of the following types: Spectacles with protective lenses providing optical correction Goggles worn over corrective spectacles without disturbing the adjustment of the spectacles Goggles that incorporate corrective lenses mounted behind the protective lenses

19 Eye & Face Protection - Selection Eyewear limitations & precautions specified by the manufacturer should be: -- strictly observed -- communicated to the user

20 Eye & Face Protection The fitting of goggles & safety spectacles should be done by a person skilled in the procedure. Lenses of eye protectors must be kept clean. Daily inspection and cleaning of eye protectors is recommended. Pitted lenses reduce vision and should be replaced. Headbands should be checked for elasticity and replaced if worn-out or torn. Goggles & spectacles should be kept in a case when not worn.

21 Employees who are assigned personal protective equipment for extended periods of time should keep that equipment cleaned and disinfected regularly. PPE that has been previously used should be disinfected before it is issued to another employee.

22 Respiratory Protection OSHA standards require employers to establish and maintain a respiratory protective program whenever respirators are necessary to protect the health of employees. Three classes of respiratory protective devices: Air-purifying Atmosphere- or air-supplying Combination air-purifying & air-supplying

23 Class 1 - Air-Purifying Devices Clean contaminated atmosphere Use chemical filters to remove specific gases and vapors before they are inhaled Use is limited to those environments where the air contaminant level is within specified limits of the filter (device) Do not protect against oxygen deficiency (the atmosphere where the percentage of oxygen by volume is less than 19.5% oxygen)

24 Class 1 - Air-Purifying Devices Types include: Mechanical-filter cartridge Chemical-cartridge Combination mechanical-filter/ chemical-filter cartridge Gas masks Powered air-purifying respirators

25 Class 1 - Air-Purifying Devices Filter/cartridges provide some protection from: Airborne particulates Dust Mist Metal fumes Smoke Low concentrations of gases & vapors

26 Class 1 - Air-Purifying Devices GAS MASKS provide respiratory protection against certain gases, vapors and particulate matter designed solely to remove specific contaminants have restricted usage must be used with sufficient oxygen to support life may be used for escape only (from atmospheres that are immediately dangerous to life or health) but never for entry into such environments are color-coded to specify use

27 Class 1 - Air-Purifying Devices POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATORS protect against particulates, gases and vapors or particulates AND gases AND vapors (all of these) use filters, chemical cartridge, both, or a canister uses a powered source to blow air across the air-cleaning element (supplying purified air to the respirator)

28 Class 2 - Atmosphere- or Air-Supplying Devices Provide atmosphere independent of ambient air Three groups: Supplied-air respirators Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) Combination SCBA & supplied-air respirators

29 Class 3 - Combination Air-Purifying & Atmosphere-Supplying Devices Provides protection if air supply fails. Available in continuous-flow or pressure-demand flow Most often used with high-efficiency filter as the air purifying element Use in the filtering mode is allowed for escape only These respirators recommended for asbestos work

30 Respiratory Protection Standard operating procedures must be written for the selection, use and care of respirators Respirators must be selected based on the hazards to which the worker is exposed The individual issuing the respirator must be trained to insure the proper respirator is issued To select the correct respirator, many factors must be considered: type of hazard, location, employee’s health, work activity, & respirator characteristics, capabilities and limitations

31 Respiratory Protection The user must be trained in selection, use and maintenance of the respirator Every respirator user shall receive instructions and demonstrations - with practice - in wearing, adjusting and fitting the respirator properly Respirators will be cleaned and disinfected regularly (each day, or more often, if necessary) Respirators will be stored in a “convenient, clean, and sanitary location” (to assure it functions properly when used)

32 Respiratory Protection Routinely inspect respirators during cleaning and replace worn and/or deteriorated parts Respirators for emergency uses shall be thoroughly inspected at least once a month and after each use Work area surveillance to determine the degree of employee exposure or stress will be performed The respirator program will be regularly inspected and evaluated for effectiveness

33 Respiratory Protection Approved or accepted respirators shall be used when they are available Respirators are approved as a whole unit with specific components OSHA recognizes a respirator as approved if it has been jointly approved by: -- NIOSH -- Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)

34 Respiratory Protection Finally: Employees will not be assigned to tasks requiring respirators unless they are physically able to perform the work and use the equipment A physician shall determine the employee’s health and physical conditions pertinent to wearing respirators (Medical status will be reviewed periodically)

35 Head Protection Head injuries are caused by falling or flying objects, or by bumping the head Head Protection - protective hats - must do 2 things: -- Resist penetration -- Absorb the shock of a blow Protective hats are also used to protect against electrical shock.

36 Head Protection Types and classes: Type 1 - Helmets, full brim, not less than 1 and 1/4 inches wide Type 2 - Helmets, no brim, with a peak extending forward from the crown Class A - General Service, limited voltage protection

37 Head Protection Types and classes: Class B - Utility Service, high- voltage helmets Class C - Special Service, no- voltage protection Firefighters must have head protection with ear flaps & chin strap meeting (e)(5)

38 Class A Helmets Intended to protect against impact hazards. Used in: Mining Construction Shipbuilding Tunneling Lumbering and Manufacturing

39 Class B Helmets Protect the wearer’s head from impact and penetration by falling or flying objects and from high-voltage shock and burn. Used extensively by electrical workers.

40 Class C Helmets Designed for lightweight comfort & impact protection. Usually made from aluminum and offers no dielectric protection. Used in: Construction Manufacturing Oil fields Refineries Chemical plants

41 Head Protection Materials used in helmets should be -- Water-resistant -- Slow burning Each helmet consists of a shell and suspension Ventilation is provided by a space between the headband and shell

42 Head Protection Helmets should come with instructions explaining the proper method of adjusting and replacing the suspension and headband The manufacturer’s name, ANSI designation, and class type should be inside the helmet’s shell The shell should be one-piece, seamless, and designed to resist the impact of falling material Headband/sweatband material must not irritate skin All components should be visually inspected daily (for dents, cracks, penetration, etc.)

43 Hand Protection Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employee’s hands are exposed to hazards - such as: Skin absorption of harmful substances Severe cuts or lacerations Severe abrasions Punctures Chemical burns Thermal burns Harmful temperature extremes

44 Employers need to determine what hand protection their employees need. How? Study work activities to determine: Dexterity required Duration, Frequency & Degree of exposure to hazards and Physical stresses applied Also, know the performance characteristics of gloves to a specific hazard

45 Hand Protection Before purchasing gloves, employers should request documentation from the manufacturer that gloves meet appropriate test standards for the anticipated hazard (Example: Chemical hazard, determine toxic properties of the chemical and the ability of the chemical to pass through the glove Protective devices should be selected to fit the job Employees should know the limitations of the glove- type they use

46 Gloves should be the RIGHT TYPE for the job you are doing RIGHT FIT - not too loose, not too tight & allow for quick removal IN GOOD CONDITION (always check for cracks, holes, good flexibility and grip. Keep gloves clean and in good condition.)

47 Foot Protection Foot guards, safety shoes, boots or leggings protect from: -- Falling or rolling objects -- Sharp objects -- Molten metal -- Hot surfaces and -- Wet, slippery surfaces Safety shoes should be sturdy and have an impact-resistant toe.

48 Foot Protection Leggings protect the lower leg and feet from molten metal or welding sparks Heat-resistant soled shoes protect against hot surfaces Foot guards (Aluminum alloy, fiberglass, or galvanized steel) can be worn over work shoes, BUT may catch on something and cause workers to trip In some shoes, metal insoles protect against puncture wounds Safety shoes and boots come in a variety of styles and materials

49 Ankle Snug (to prevent sparks from getting inside shoe) Instep Protection (Made of Aluminum, Steel, Fiber or Plastic) Steel Toe Puncture Protection (With spring steel in sole) Special Materials (Soles made of either leather, rubber, cord or wood) Insulation (against heat or cold, waterproof & chemical-resistant) The SAFETY SHOE has protective features you need to do your job safely:

50 Foot Protection Safety footwear is classified by ability to meet minimum requirements for compression & impact tests. Protective footwear purchased prior to July 5, 1994 must comply with ANSI Z , USA Standard for Men’s Safety-Toe Footwear Protective footwear purchased after July 5, 1994 must comply with ANSI Z , American National Standard for Personal Protection- Protective Footwear

51 Hearing Protection Exposure to high levels of noise can cause: Hearing loss Impairment Physical stress Psychological stress Permanent hearing damage There is no cure for noise-induced hearing loss -- prevention is the only way to avoid hearing damage.

52 Hearing Protection Types of ear protection available include: -- Preformed or molded ear plugs -- Cotton, Foam or Fiberglass earplugs -- Earmuffs Plain cotton earplugs are ineffective as protection against hazardous noise. Non-disposable earplugs should be cleaned after each use.

53 Earmuffs need a perfect seal around the ear to be effective. Glasses... … sideburns, long hair, facial movements, such as chewing … all can reduce hearing protection.

54 For extremely noisy situations... … earplugs and earmuffs should be worn. When used together, earplugs & earmuffs change the nature of sounds … reducing all of them.

55 PPE - Other Questions & Answers

56 HOUR 5 QUIZ. 4. Electrical workers use this Class of 1. Eye and face protectors must meet helmet extensively: all but one of the following requirements: a. Class A a. Be durable b. Class B b. Be comfortable in all conditions c. Class C c. Be in good repair d. Class D d. Provide adequate protection against e. Almost any class can be used a particular hazard e. Be easy to clean 5. Gloves should be: a. Right type, right fit, and in 2. First aid instructions should be posted good condition close to potential danger spots. b. Right type, right fit, and True________ False________ worn in well to do the work safely 3. Goggles and spectacles should be c. Custom made for the user kept in a case when not worn. d. Be capable of meeting True________ False________ manufacturer’s test standards for the anticipated hazard e. Both a and b above f. Both a and d above

57 Hour 5 Quiz - Answers 1. B. 2. True. 3. True. 4. B. 5. F. (Both A and D are correct)


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