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Module 3: PPE 3.4 Cleaning, Maintenance, and Replacement of PPE Susan Harwood Grant Number SH-17820-08-60-F-23.

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1 Module 3: PPE 3.4 Cleaning, Maintenance, and Replacement of PPE Susan Harwood Grant Number SH-17820-08-60-F-23

2 Disclaimer This material was produced under grant number SH-17820-08-60-F-23 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or polices 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 Describe methods for cleaning equipment List potential hazards that impact your PPE selection Describe the inspection process Identify proper disposal of PPE 3

4 Figure 1 Hard hat tree on South Padre Island 4

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6 It is just as important to clean and maintain your PPE as it is to wear it properly. Figure 2 Hot work on bench cutting various metals apart 6

7 Not properly cleaning and maintaining PPE may result in contact with hazardous materials. Figure 3 Respiratory protection while conducting hotwork 7

8 Respiratory protection is designed provide safe breathing air inside your. Figure 4 Respiratory protection for personnel conducting hotwork 8

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10 Wearing clean protective clothing reduces potential burns while conducting hotwork. Figure 5 Protective coveralls and respiratory protection 10

11 Tyvek or chemical protective clothing reduces chemical contact and skin absorption while in tanks or confined spaces. Figure 6 Tyvek suits worn while removing oily waste 11

12 What are your risks removing asbestos lagging in the engine room wearing only jeans and a cotton shirt? Figure 7 Asbestos lagging in the engine room 12

13 Proper respiratory protection is extremely important due to hazards such as mist, vapors, toxic materials, asbestos, lead, etc. in the workplace. Figure 8 Vapors released in cargo tank 13

14 Replace respiratory parts when worn or defective. Do not interchange parts from other brands. Figure 9 Respiratory protection Level C 14

15 Respiratory parts such as cartridges, valves, face pieces, do wear out and will need to be replaced. Figure 10 Air purifying respirator close up 15

16 Infectious diseases can be transmitted if equipment is shared between employees. Figure 11 Suited out in Level B chemical protected gear during an exercise 16

17 Disinfect your PPE after each use and prior to being reissued. Figure 12 Decon line exercise removing mask 17

18 Always check with a supervisor for the proper cleaning and disinfection procedures. Figure 13 Decon procedures utilized during TSTC exercise 18

19 Goggles, welding glasses, face shields, and safety glasses should be regularly inspected for scratches or cracks and replaced when defective. Figure 14 Double eye protection of welding goggles and face shield 19

20 Gloves should be cleaned regularly and inspected for cuts and tears. Figure 15 Gloves utilized during cutting operations 20

21 Replace head protection if comes into contact with electricity, receives an impact, shows signs of wear or reaches manufacturers recommendations for end of service life. Figure 16 Wearing hard hat while cutting 21

22 PFD’s should be cleaned and inspected for tears or defects. Figure 17 Wearing Type III Personnel Floatation Device d 22

23 Remember your PPE may have come into contact with hazardous materials (leads, asbestos, toxins, arsenic, and others) Figure 18 Cutting inside cargo tank 23

24 Proper disposal of used PPE must be must conform with State and Federal regulations. Figure 19 Removing inner gloves during mock exercise 24

25 Summary: Replace your PPE when defective or damaged Properly cleaning and disinfect PPE Dispose PPE according to regulations Figure 20 Simulating pouring contents out 25

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28 References: OSHA eTool National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Wikipedia Encyclopedia http// Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health 28

29 29 Worker safety is a priority

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