General Industry Standards Personal Protective Equipment
Today’s agenda You will learn how Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) issues relate to our facility. We will discuss: • Rules for PPE use • Types of PPE that are available • What requirements apply to our facility
PPE: What is it? Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with hazards, such as: • Chemical • Radiological • Physical PPE includes: • Face shields • Safety glasses • Hard hats • Safety shoes • Goggles • Electrical • Mechanical • Other Hazards • Coveralls • Gloves • Vests • Ear plugs/muffs • Respirators
Importance of PPE • PPE is known as the last line of defense against an injury • Any questions regarding PPE should be directed to your supervisor
PPE rules • Users must be trained and authorized to use PPE • PPE procedures must be followed at all times • PPE must be inspected prior to each use • Never use damaged or defective PPE • PPE not provided by the Company must be approved by your supervisor • PPE has a useful life span—replace at or before that date Failure to follow safety procedures can lead to discipline, up to and including discharge, however, the real reason to follow safety procedures is to prevent accidents!
How to use PPE • Check to be sure that you have the size and model of PPE that you were trained and fitted for • Inspect before use • Follow proper procedures for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) • Keep PPE clean and store the PPE in the designated, clean and dry location
Eye and face protection • Safety glasses with side shields protect against flying particles • Goggles protect against dust and chemical splash • Face shields provide face protection but must always be worn with safety glasses • Special protection is required for welding, flame cutting and laser exposure
Head protection Bump caps do not provide impact protection, rather offer only minimal protection from obstructions or projections in the work area Hard hats provide protection from impacts, and some hard hats provide protection from electrical shock
PPE foot protection • Safety-toe work shoes or boots provide protection form falling or rolling objects or from penetration • Special foot PPE can be required when working in wet areas or where chemicals are present
Electrical PPE • Insulating line hose and blankets • Insulated tools • Gloves and other protective apparel
PPE hand protection • Cut and abrasion resistant gloves • Heat resistant gloves • Chemical resistant gloves
PPE body protection Aprons Leggings and spats Suits Sleeve guards
Our PPE requirements • PPE required in our plant and how to use the PPE: • [insert information] • PPE storage and sanitation locations: • [insert information] • Questions regarding PPE can be addressed to your supervisor. • [insert information] • Replacement and special PPE can be found at: • [insert information]
Conclusion • PPE is the last line of defense • Always wear PPE when required • Inspect PPE before each use • Clean and store properly after use The Correct PPE Keeps the Hazard In Check!
For more information For more information regarding Personal Protective Equipment or other safety issues please contact: Gregory & Appel Insurance Mike Salazar, Vice President Direct: 317-686-6407 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org