2 BASIC RULES PPE basic rules include: Use the right PPE for the job. Inspect PPE for damage before and after use.Clean PPE after each use.Replace defective equipment.Follow your facility’s safety rules.
3 EYE PROTECTION Safety glasses Goggles Face shields Welding helmets Laser eyewear.Select shades and filters rated specifically for the job you’re doing. Check with your safety officer about using contact lenses and phototropic or variable-tinted lenses. They may be prohibited.
4 HEARING PROTECTION Earplugs Hearing bands Earmuffs. Protection is needed in any high noise area whether a sign is posted or not. Wear it!
5 HEARING PROTECTION To properly insert earplugs: Wash your hands. continuedTo properly insert earplugs:Wash your hands.Roll plug into a rod-like shape.Pull back and upwards on ear.Insert plug into ear canal.Hold in for a few seconds.After the jobThrow away disposable earplugs.Clean reusable ear protection.Store reusables away from damaging conditions.
6 HEAD PROTECTION There are two types of hard hats: Type I – protects top of headType II – protects head from lateral, frontal, back and top impactAll hard hats should withstand up to 40 pounds of impact and comply with ANSI standards.
7 HEAD PROTECTION There are three classes of hard hats: continuedThere are three classes of hard hats:Class C – protects from falling objectsClass E – protects from high voltage electrical hazards as well as impactClass G – protects from low voltage electrical hazards and impact.
8 HEAD PROTECTIONcontinuedHard hats should be worn parallel to the ground – not tilted up or down.To check hard hat fit, bend over with the hat on and shake your head. The hat should stay in place.Wash your hat’s suspension system every month and replace it annually.Never drop, throw, paint or drill into a hard hat.
9 HAND PROTECTION Use appropriate gloves when working around: Chemicals Abrasive or corrosive materialsElectrical equipmentMachinery hot spotsHand tools.With electricity, use a glove that’s rated one class higher than required to ensure adequate protection.
10 HAND PROTECTION Store specialty gloves away from: Light continuedStore specialty gloves away from:LightTemperature extremesExcessive humidityOther damaging substances and conditions.
11 FOOT PROTECTIONProtects against compression, impact, punctures, and chemical and electrical hazards.Types:OverbootsOver-the-sock bootsWork shoes or bootsSpecialty footwear
12 FOOT PROTECTIONcontinuedSelect the correct compression and impact rating to equal or exceed anticipated pounds of pressure.For correct fit, go by the size of your street shoes.Wear clean, dry 100 percent cotton socks.If damp, let footwear dry completely before wearing.