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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE

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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE

  1. 1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. 2. PPE Course Overview <ul><li>What is Personal Protection Equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>What Do I wear? </li></ul><ul><li>OHSA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>What does PPE include? </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Care </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Goggles </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Boots </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Protection </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Personal Protective Equipment? <ul><li>Personal protective equipment or PPE is protective equipment used for work-related occupational health and safety purposes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is PPE important? <ul><li>PPE is designed to protect the worker’s body from hazards and injuries such as blunt impacts, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals, and infection, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Do I Wear? <ul><li>All employees, depending on their jobs, are required to cooperate in the strictest observance of safety legislation, regulations, guideline policies and procedures at all time. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes wearing safety shoes, hearing protection, goggles, gloves, helmets, safety vests, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on their jobs, employees are required to wear all PPE while they are in the manufacturing plant. </li></ul>
  6. 6. OHSA Standards <ul><li>OHSA standards requires employer to: </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct documented assessment of workplace hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Provide appropriate PPE when required </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training </li></ul>
  7. 7. OHSA Standard Training <ul><li>OHSA standard training includes: </li></ul><ul><li>When PPE is required </li></ul><ul><li>What PPE is required </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Use of PPE </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Care & Maintenance </li></ul>
  8. 8. What does Personal Protective Equipment Include? <ul><li>Eye & Face Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Hand/Skin Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Body Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Head Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Foot Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Protection </li></ul>
  9. 9. Eye & Face Protection <ul><li>Eye and face </li></ul><ul><li>protection is used to </li></ul><ul><li>Protect eyes from </li></ul><ul><li>hazards from: </li></ul><ul><li>Airborne particles </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Molten metals </li></ul><ul><li>Light radiation </li></ul><ul><li>Dust </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Eye & Face Protection includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Safety glasses with side shields </li></ul><ul><li>Goggles </li></ul><ul><li>Face shields </li></ul><ul><li>Welding Helmets </li></ul>
  11. 11. Safety Goggles <ul><li>Needed to be used when protection is required against chemicals or particles </li></ul><ul><li>Only provide protection to the eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Goggles are not considered a sources of protection for the whole face, and cannot be used for this purpose. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Safety Goggles - CSA <ul><li>The Canadian Standards Association (CSA)-certifies that safety glasses have plastic polycarbonate lenses. </li></ul><ul><li>The manufacturer or supplier logo must be marked or etched on all approved safety lenses, frames (front and temple), removable side shields, and other parts of the glasses, goggles, or helmets. </li></ul><ul><li>Safety frames are stronger than street-wear frames and are mostly heat resistant. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Safety Shoes <ul><li>All employees must wear safety shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>To meet the required safety standard, all footwear must have steel toe caps and puncture resistant sole. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hearing Protection <ul><li>Within the manufacturing plants or other noise polluted work environments, employees are required to wear hearing protection. </li></ul><ul><li>At different workplaces, employees may only use ‘metal detectable earplugs’ provided by the company . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Respiratory Protection <ul><li>Respirators can be used for protection from contaminants in the air. This is only if other hazard control methods are not practical or possible under the working conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Respirators should not be considered the first choice for respiratory protection in workplaces. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Respirators should only be used when... <ul><li>administrative controls or engineering are not technically feasible </li></ul><ul><li>engineering controls are being installed or repaired </li></ul><ul><li>emergencies or other temporary situations arise such as maintenance operations </li></ul>
  17. 17. Works Cited <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Please take the PPE quiz to test your knowledge.

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