Personal Protective Equipment (General Industry)
OSHA's workplace incident data indicate that a significant portion of all work related injuries and fatalities involve workers being struck in the eyes, head, face, hand, and or feet by foreign objects. For example, it has been estimated that as many as 2,500 eye injuries occur in the workplace every working day.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) protects you, your co-workers, and your livelihood when hazards are present in the workplace. Personal protective equipment is not a substitute for good work practices or controls. No single combination of personal protective equipment or clothing is capable of protecting you from all hazards, so PPE must be used in conjunction with guards, engineering controls, and administrative controls to ensure your safety and health.
In this course you will learn what OSHA requires. This includes training on what PPE is necessary, when it is necessary, how to properly put on, take off, adjust, and wear PPE, the limitations of PPE, and the proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Take responsibility for correctly fitting, maintaining, training on, and using personal protective equipment
- Conduct a workplace hazard evaluation and follow guidelines to select personal protective equipment
- Prevent eye injuries by recognizing and eliminating potential workplace hazards and by selecting proper eye protective devices
- Avoid foot injuries by understanding and eliminating potential workplace hazards and by choosing appropriate foot protection
- Protect hands during work by realizing and preventing potential hazards and by deciding on correct hand protection for the job
- Prevent head injuries by keeping an eye on overhead hazards and determining the correct type of hard hat for the job.
This course is intended for all employees exposed to hazards to the head, eyes, hands, and feet.
This course has these features and more:
- Easy navigation
- Supplementary material
- Links to regulations
- Real-world scenarios
- Objective-based exams
OSHA - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I