Personal Protective Equipment (Construction)

Overview

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.

This course covers the use of personal protective equipment in a construction setting. Main topics include general OSHA PPE requirements, eye and face protection, foot protection, hand protection, and head protection.

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Prevent head injuries by keeping an eye on overhead hazards and determining the correct type of hard hat for the job.

Audience

This course is intended for all construction workers and supervisors potentially exposed to hazards to the head, eyes, hands, and feet.

Features

This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams

Regulations

OSHA - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart E

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method

Online

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