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Personal protective equipment

  1. 1. Personal Protective Equipment<br />OSHA 500 Module 21<br />Focus-Concrete Workers<br />
  2. 2. Topic Objectives<br />Identify common uses and needs for PPE and citations related to PPE in the construction industry.<br />Explain general requirements relating to PPE<br />Identify basic requirements for eye and face protection<br />Summarize requirements for respiratory protection<br />Identify basic requirements for head protection<br />Identify basic requirements for foot protection<br />Identify basic requirements for hand protection<br />
  3. 3. PPE Citations for Concrete Workers<br />Oct 2009-Sept 2010 SIC 1771<br />Respiratory Protection – 58<br />Head Protection – 56<br />Eye and Face Protection – 38<br />Hearing Protection - 3<br />Other – <br />Fall Protection – 121<br />PPE - 8<br />
  4. 4. Hazards for Concrete Workers<br />Respiratory Problems<br />Silica dusts, Alkali<br />Caustic Burns Eyes and Skin<br />Chemical (Dry and Wet Form)<br />Exposed Rebar/Nails <br />Physical<br />Elevated Work Surfaces <br />Falls and Falling Objects<br />
  5. 5. Requirements<br />1926 Subpart E<br />.95(a)<br />.96 Foot Protection<br />.100 Head Protection<br />.102 Eye and Face Protection<br />.103 Respiratory Protection<br />1926 Subpart Q .701(f)<br />1910.138<br />MSDS<br />
  6. 6. Protection for Concrete Work<br />Head Protection<br />Eye and Face Protection<br />Respiratory Protection<br />Hand Protection<br />Foot Protection<br />
  7. 7. Head Protection<br />Wear hard hats when there is a potential for objects falling from above, bumps to the head from fixed objects, or accidental head contact with electrical hazards.<br />Hard hats must be routinely inspected for dents, cracks or deterioration and replaced after a heavy blow or electrical shock.<br />
  8. 8. Eye and Face Protection<br />Safety glasses or face shields must be worn when work operations create flying particles or objects or splash hazards that may injure the face or eyes. Also wear protection when exposed to electrical hazards, including work on energized electrical systems.<br />Eye and face protectors should be selected based on the type of hazard. Examples: chemical splash goggles for chemicals or other liquids; safety glasses with side shields for flying particles or objects; safety glasses with appropriate protective shade for welding.<br />
  9. 9. Respiratory Protection<br />Respiratory Carcinogen only in dry form<br />NIOSH/MSHA Approved Respirator for protection against silica and nuisance dust.<br />
  10. 10. Hand Protection<br />Employees should wear the appropriate gloves for the job. Examples: heavy-duty rubber gloves for concrete work; welding gloves for welding; insulated gloves and sleeves when exposed to electrical hazards.<br />Impervious ie: rubber, butyl, pvc<br />Gloves should fit properly<br />
  11. 11. Foot Protection<br />Wear work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles.<br />Protective footwear such as steel-toed footwear should be worn to prevent crushing injuries when working around heavy equipment or falling objects.<br />Some locations require metatarsal protection<br />
  12. 12. Hearing Protection<br />Use earplugs/earmuffs in high noise work areas where chainsaws or heavy equipment are used; clean or replace earplugs regularly.<br />Wear hearing protection properly to ensure effectiveness.<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)<br />Use chemical-resistant PPE if necessary<br />Wear, clean, and dispose of PPE properly<br />Use eye protection & respirators properly<br />Fit test respirators yearly and fit check them before every use<br />Follow the MSDS instructions<br />