Presentation on theme: "PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) TRAINING PART 2"— Presentation transcript:
1 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) TRAINING PART 2
2 Agenda Importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) Regulatory backgroundBGSU’s written PPE ProgramWhen PPE is necessaryWhat PPE is necessaryHow to wear and limitations of assigned PPE
3 Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) When hazards can not be eliminated through engineering and /or administrative controls, PPE must be used to protect the eyes, face, head, feet, hands, arms, body, ears, and lungs.Preventable Injuries (BGSU History)Chemical burns to the eyesChemical irritation to the eyes and skinParticulate matter in the eyeHeat burnsSlips, trips, and fallsCuts and abrasions
4 Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) What is PPE?Equipment that workers wear to protect themselves from hazards in their work environment.Examples:hearing protection safety gogglesrespirators safety glasseshard hats safety shoesgloves
5 Regulatory Background Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Public Employees Risk Reduction Act of 1994Public Employees Risk Reduction Program (PERRP)29 CFR 1910 Subpart I
6 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Tab 1Policy StatementForwardObjectiveApplicability
7 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction ResponsibilitiesOccupational Safety and Health SpecialistManagement (Department Chairpersons and Directors)SupervisorsEmployees
8 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Occupational Safety and Health Specialist Responsibilitiescoordinating the PPE Program;assisting departments with hazard assessments, analysis of injury / illness data, selection of PPE and training;considering and assisting in the implementation of engineering controls for recognized hazards and;maintaining copies of hazard assessments, reassessments, and PPE selection documentation.
9 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Management Responsibilitiessupplying PPE to employees at no cost and;providing employees with adequate training.
10 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Supervisor Responsibilitiesattending the PPE1 training session offered by Environmental Health and Safety;performing hazard assessments and reassessments;fitting employees with PPE, issuing PPE, and providing the manufacturers instructions for use, care, limitations, and warnings;providing documentation to Environmental Health and Safety of hazard assessments and reassessments;
11 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Supervisor Responsibilities (cont.)ensuring all employees are trained on the PPE program and it’s requirements;maintaining records of hazard assessments, reassessments, training, retraining, and PPE selection;enforcing the PPE program by ensuring that all subordinates comply with all facets of BGSU’s PPE program, including inspection and maintenance and;providing a copy of the PPE Program to employees upon their request.
12 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Employee Responsibilitiesattending the PPE2 training session offered by Environmental Health and Safety;properly wearing, cleaning, maintaining, and inspecting all assigned PPE, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and following the PPE program requirements;returning all damaged PPE to their immediate supervisor, to receive a replacement and;only using the PPE provided by the university.
13 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Introduction Program EnforcementA violation of a University employee’s responsibility must be reported to the employee’s immediate supervisor for appropriate action.
14 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Hazard Assessment The hazard assessment used to determine hazards in the workplace include:Impact hazardsPenetration hazardsCompression hazardsChemical hazardsHeatHarmful dustOptical radiationBiological hazardsNoise hazardsElectrical hazardsOther
15 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Hazard Re-Assessment Supervisors must periodically reassess the workplace.Elements to consider in the reassessment include:ü Effectiveness of PPE Programü Injury and illness experienceü Levels of exposureü Adequacy of equipment selectionü Number of hour's workers wear various PPEü Adequacy of training/fitting of PPEü Program costsü The adequacy of program recordsü Coordination with overall safety and health programü New equipment and/or processes
16 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Selection Guidelines After completion of the hazard assessment, Environmental Health and Safety assists in the following procedures used for selection of personal protective equipment:Reviews possible engineering and/or administrative controls before deciding to use PPE.Matches the potential hazards with the most appropriate types of PPE using the PPE Selection Guidelines found in Appendix B of BGSU’s written PPE Program.If, during the hazard assessment, a noise or respiratory hazard is indicated, the Occupational Safety and Health Specialist will provide additional program information and evaluation.
17 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Selection Guidelines Careful consideration must be given to comfort and fit. Departments must provide the user with proper, well-fitted protective devices.Defective and damaged equipment or PPE shall not be used.
18 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Training PPE1 training session (Supervisor Session)PPE2 training session (This Session)
19 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Training Retraining is required, but not limited to, the following circumstancesChanges in the workplace or changes in the types of PPE to be used which would render previous training obsolete or;Inadequacies in an employee's or supervisor’s knowledge in the use of the assigned PPE.When retraining occurs, a written certification that contains the name of each employee trained, the date, and the subject of the certification is required.Contact Environmental Health and Safety for questions or concerns.
20 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Cleaning and Maintenance It is important that all PPE be kept clean and properly maintained by the employee assigned to the equipment.Cleaning is particularly important for eye and face protection. Dirty or fogged lenses can impair vision.PPE must be inspected, cleaned, and maintained by employees at regular interval and as stated in the manufacture’s instructions.
21 BGSU’s Written PPE Program Cleaning and Maintenance If the piece of PPE is in need of repair or replacement, it is the responsibility of the employee to bring it to the immediate attention of his/ her supervisor.Do not use PPE if it is in need of repair or if it is not able to perform its intended function.Contaminated PPE, which cannot be decontaminated, must be disposed of in a manner that protects employees from exposure to the hazard. To inquire about the proper disposal methods of contaminated PPE, contact Environmental Health and Safety’s Safety and Health Coordinator at
22 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Impact hazardsFalling objects or potential for dropping objects.
23 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Penetration HazardsObjects or machinery that may cause punctures, cuts, or abrasions.
24 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Compression HazardsMachinery/heavy objects that may roll over and crush or pinch feet.
25 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Chemical HazardsChemical exposures from inhalation or contact with the skin and eyes.
26 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Chemical HazardsAreas and departments must maintain a current list of hazardous chemicals used in their local operations.Area and department supervisors are responsible for conducting, maintaining, and updating the inventory for the employees work location.
27 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Material Safety Data SheetsIt is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that MSDSs for all hazardous substances identified on the hazardous materials inventory are available and accessible to all employees when they would be working with chemicals.MSDSs contain important information on appropriate PPE.A sample MSDS and labeling information is located in Tab 2.
28 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Heat HazardsHot work areas and sources of high temperature that could result in burns, eye injury, or ignition of PPE.
29 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Harmful DustDust from sandblasting, sawing, grinding, or other generation of airborne dust.
30 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Optical RadiationSources of light radiation (welding, cutting, lasers, high intensity lights).
31 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Biological HazardsExposures to blood or other body fluids, mold, or other biological exposures.
32 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Noise HazardsExcessive noise (louder than a hair dryer).
33 Hazard Assessment When is PPE Necessary? Electrical HazardsSpecify.
34 See Job Specific PPE Hazard Assessment What PPE is Necessary?Tab 3See Job Specific PPE Hazard Assessment
35 See Job Specific PPE Requirements What PPE is Necessary?Tab 4See Job Specific PPE Requirements
36 How to Wear and Limitation of Assigned PPE Tab 5Supervisors are responsible for fitting employees with PPE, issuing PPE, and providing the manufacturers instructions for use, care, limitations, and warnings
37 Summary Importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) Regulatory backgroundBGSU’s written PPE ProgramWhen PPE is necessaryWhat PPE is necessaryHow to wear and limitations of assigned PPE
38 Where to Get More Information Safety and Health Administration.Bowling Green State University. Hazard Communication Program.Bowling Green State University. Respiratory Protection Program.Bowling Green State University. Hearing Conservation Program.