Personal Protective Equipment
The Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment and Certification Guidelines may be used to support hazard assessments in non-laboratory workplaces. Hazard assessments are to be documented on the Workplace Hazard Assessment Certification Form. An example of a completed form can be seen here.
Laboratories should reference the Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 4, and prepare Standard Operating Procedures evaluating chemical hazards, identifying engineering and administrative controls, supporting PPE selection and documenting training.
Hazard assessments should be conducted whenever new equipment or processes are introduced or an injury or illness investigation indicates the need for personal protective equipment.
Departments are to provide PPE and train employees using PPE. This training includes:
- Why, when, and what PPE is necessary
- How to properly put on and take off, adjust, and wear PPE
- Selection criteria & limitations of PPE
- Proper care, inspection and maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE
Training is to be documented using the Personal Protective Equipment Training Certification form.
- Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment and Certification Guidelines
- Workplace Hazard Assessment Certification Form
- Workplace Hazard Assessment Certification Form Completed Example
- Personal Protective Equipment Training Certification
- Fact Sheet: Eye and Fact Protection, The Eyes Have It
- Fact Sheet: Foot and Leg Protection, In Step with Safety
- Fact Sheet: Hand Protection, Hand in Glove with Safety
- Fact Sheet: Workplace Hazard Assessment: PPE
- Safety Policies and Procedures Manual: Personal Protective Equipment
- #OHS-26 “PPE for Head, Eye/Face, Hand and Foot”
- #OHS-27 “Hand Safety”
- #OHS-28 “Eye Protection – A New Approach”